Essentially, you have two men, JvdB and Harris, who see the goldmine that Prudential Center is for the long-run. One man couldn't cut it with the limited funds and timeline he had (Jeff), so the other is taking over. The Devils' financial problems were owner-centric and had almost nothing to do with the value of the arena or the franchise, which remains high throughout all of this. Harris and JvdB see all the writing on the walls that we see (about the fanbase growing up, more season ticketholders, etc.) and at the end of the day, they're businessmen; this is what an investment is all about.
After all is said and done, I'm glad JvdB is getting a decent deal out of this. He was a good man, and above all, a New Jersey Devils fan that wanted the best for the franchise. I'm glad he could be fairly compensated and relieved of the headache.
Edited by DJ Eco, 15 August 2013 - 09:43 AM.