NY Post Says Malloy Actively Seeking a Whalers Return

The details from the NY Post report:

Despite admitting last summer that it is “unlikely” NHL hockey would return to his state, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy is not giving up on the slapshot dream, sources said.

The Democrat has formed a group to look into the possibility of bringing a team back to the Constitution State and has approached at least one deep-pocketed potential buyer of a team, sources tell The Post.

The Post cites anonymous sources and the Governor’s staff has gone on the record tha they’ve been approached but haven’t actively done anything. The report is strange given Malloy said last year on WNPR a return wouldn’t happen in the short run and people shouldn’t hold their breath about the prospect. That being said, if the report is true, stadiums and sports teams are one of the go-to ideas for economic growth and they almost always end badly.