In October of 1967, Pittsburgh Penguins President Jack E. McGregor made a rather interesting announcement.
He announced that the Penguins had been engaged in negotiations with Tom Reynolds for several weeks to bring some financial stability to the franchise.
This was a rather interesting announcement as the Penguins were getting ready to make their NHL debut a few nights later against the Montreal Canadiens.
Who was this mysterious man Tom Reynolds you ask?
The Braves acquired a minority stock interest in the Penguins.
This partnership between the of boys of summer and men of winter surely made for some interesting bedfellows.
McGregor said the deal would not cause any major disruptions to the management structure of the organization. Which I am sure made the Penguins staff feel a little at ease.