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Penguins deal with Balsillie 'unequivocally' dead

Updated: December 19, 2006, 10:46 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Penguins owner Mario Lemieux called a deal to sell the team to a Canadian billionaire "unequivocally" dead and said Monday he is trying to reach a deal with a casino that promises to build an arena for the financially struggling club.

Isle of Capri has said it will build a $290 million facility for the Penguins to replace 45-year-old Mellon Arena -- at no cost to taxpayers or the team -- if it obtains a slot-machine license from the state.

But if Isle of Capri ...

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