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    Per the commissioner and owner... Bettman sent a letter to state Senate President Steve Yarbrough and House Speaker J.D. Mesnard saying

    "The Arizona Coyotes must have a new arena location to succeed," Bettman wrote. "The Coyotes cannot and will not remain in Glendale."

    Team owner Andrew Barroway also issued a statement saying Glendale no longer is an option because the team loses tens of millions of dollars playing in Gila River Arena. He added that if the team reaches a point where "there is simply no longer a path forward in Arizona," then "we will work with our partners in the league office and across the NHL to determine our next steps."

  • #2
    Deja vu all over again.

    What would Fred do?


    • #3
      the Quebec Coyotes????


      • #4
        they should have just relocated years ago instead of doing everything possible to stick it to Balsillie. But hey, it's only tens of millions of dollars lost. Important thing is Bettman made a point!
        "When over a quarter of young adults are too fat to fight, we need to take notice," Barnett said. He noted that national security in the year 2030 is "absolutely dependent" on reversing child obesity rates


        • #5
 we're going to have to read Anth explain to us how successful the Coyotes have been compared to the Jets (Anth...just copy and paste your argument)..


          • #6
            For Bettman, it's got to be his Achilles' heel; approving moves by NHL teams to basketball buildings with poor sight lines for hockey and terrible leases.

            He did it in Phoenix. Here's a photo from the Yotes' original arena in downtown Phoenix and a description of the problem from the Hockey Writers.

            At one end of the ice, a few sections of the lower level actually hung over the ice. This obstruction led to a quarter of the ice not being visible to those in the affected seats. This resulted in seats being covered as well as a second video board being installed in order to give fans in poor-sightline seats a way to watch the action. Tickets for these seats also had to be sold, as expected, at a reduced price.

            And then he did it again in Brooklyn.

            Sorta ironic that Gary's blind spot is obstructed view seats.
            What would Fred do?


            • #7
              Anths argument has always been that non traditional markers should have been allowed to play in smaller buildings...Everyone forgets the seating requirement placed on those teams coming in to the league...

              Followed up with Winnipeg playing in a shoebox. Anth's issue has always been with using %capacity as a measuring stick.

              As for Ballsillie, guy was an *** who thought he could trump the rules and got owned for it..Go back and look at my argument, it was always based on league bylaws.

              PHX should move...But Canada is less and less an option for relocation...Some guy on this board mentioned the fluctuation in the Canadian dollar as a concern and got laughed at last time around...Meanwhile it's at 74 cents today..

              They need a Western location for PHX and a Western location for an Xpansion club.


              • #8
                if their serious with this city being a legit contender for an NHL team....move them to Seattle


                • #9
                  Even at $0.65, ALL Canadian teams would be supporting these failure cities. That is a fact.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lynchmob450 View Post
                    Even at $0.65, ALL Canadian teams would be supporting these failure cities. That is a fact.

                    No, it's not a fact..It's wishful thinking and petty ridiculousness. It's absurd to think hockey doesn't belong in Florida or elsewhere because of climate. Its like saying no baseball or basketball in Canada because weather.

                    Reality is expansion was ****ed because nontraditional markets needed to play in 20k seat arenas...Instead of smaller venues...

                    There are limited places to put a hockey team in Canada at this point...Quebec failed once already and Winnipeg plays in an arena that would make the Hurricanes, Totes and Panthers seem successful.

                    The Leafs aren't interested in competition nor are the Habs or Canucks..

                    It's easy to forget that every non Canadian team in the league was writing a million dollar check at one point to float the NHL in Canada...And that much of the expansion was spurred by the need to take in expansion fees to help Canadian owners..

                    The absolute bias that exists with regard to the NHL in Canada is ridiculous...Canada has never represented more than one-third of the league..Get over it.