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Vanderbeek expects to retain control of Devils

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The managing partner of the New Jersey Devils has no desire to sell the NHL team and expects to maintain a controlling interest.

Devils chairman Jeff Vanderbeek says he and his partners have different visions for the franchise, and the minority owners Brick City are exploring a sale.

Brick City is the legal name for the Devils share owned by Ray Chambers and Mike Gilfillan, his son-in-law.

In a release, Vanderbeek says Brick City has a right under its partnership agreement to explore a sale, and that it has hired Moag & Co., a Baltimore-based investment bank, to assist in their attempt to sell their share of the team.

Bloomberg reported earlier Tuesday that Vanderbeek was possibly selling the team.

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