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Early morning Tweets bode poorly for the Coyotes

One must take middle-of-the-night Tweets with a few grains of salt, but Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos was up when I am (i.e. the middle of the night) reporting that the Phoenix Coyotes' situation will remain "status quo" for the foreseeable future:

I hope that the 29 other owners who are subsidizing Phoenix will get, "I locked out the players and fans for a third time and all I got was these lousy Coyotes" t-shirts.

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Vladimir16's avatar

the Phoenix Coyotes’ situation will remain “status quo” for the foreseeable future:

This just makes me laugh.

I hope that the 29 other owners who are subsidizing Phoenix will get, “I locked out the players and fans for a third time and all I got was these lousy Coyotes” t-shirts.

This just makes me laugh…again LOL

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 06/21/13 at 07:51 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Paul Giblin of the Arizona Republic,

Glendale officials are scheduled to meet in a private session Friday for another round of discussions that could cement the Phoenix Coyotes’ future in Arizona.

City Council members are considering a proposal by the prospective owners of the team to use and manage Jobing.com Arena, a city-owned facility where the hockey team has played since 2003.

The negotiations likely represent the last chance the city and the National Hockey League have to end the four-year Coyotes saga, during which the league has tried to sell the franchise to an ever-changing cast of potential buyers.

The current potential buyers are a group of investors called Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, but their deal to purchase the team from the league is contingent upon them reaching a separate agreement with Glendale to use the arena.

If negotiations between Glendale and Renaissance crumble, the team likely will relocate to Seattle or elsewhere, NHL officials say.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/21/13 at 08:09 AM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

Early morning Tweets bode poorly for the Coyotes

Ah yes, let it be remembered that it was the tweets that finally did them in.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 06/21/13 at 09:13 AM ET

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The temporary Phoenix lifeline has lasted twice as long as NHL hockey did in Cleveland or Kansas City. It was laughable two years ago. Now it is just sad (and has been for some time). The longer they hold out in the desert, the more the league is devaluing teams elsewhere. It’s just bad business to continue subsidizing the Coyotes, and Glendale City Council seem to be the only people involved who realize it. They’re not dropping $15m to watch a team up stakes soon and move. They know what’s coming.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/21/13 at 09:26 AM ET

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When the league (that is the evil garden gnome) wake up and make this team the Quebec Coyotes will be when it becomes a paying member of the league.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 06/21/13 at 09:26 AM ET

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When the league (that is the evil garden gnome) wake up and make this team the Quebec Coyotes will be when it becomes a paying member of the league.

In 8 years, after the Coyotes finish failing in Phoenix, move to Seattle, fail for 6 years in Seattle, and the new NHL commissioner at that time moves them north.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 06/21/13 at 09:32 AM ET

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Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/21/13 at 09:26 AM ET

My thoughts exactly. I can’t understand why anyone would expect the city of Glendale to pony up any money for this thing.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/21/13 at 03:52 PM ET

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News today, the special mtg. was held and is now over.

The word out of the meeting is they want more discussion on the topic, no decision coming.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/21/13 at 03:54 PM ET

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