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LaFontaine's a former Islander and NHL star, so he's never had the money to buy a team by himself -- barring some lottery windfall. But he's forever been rumored to be putting together a group of investors with which to buy the team from current owner Charles Wang. The LaFontaine ownership story has been on message boards and blogs many times over the years, and with all due respect to those places and people, it never really had legs from serious mainstream sources.
Today, the LaFontaine ghost story just got a very serious mainstream source. Via Larry Brooks and Josh Kosman at the New York Post: