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Glendale City Council Will Decide The Fate Of The Coyotes Tuesday Night

from the CP at TSN,

The Phoenix Coyotes' four-year bid for stability will finally come to a close soon.

With Tuesday night's Glendale City Council meeting, the Coyotes will find out if the city will approve an arena lease agreement with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, which has an agreement in place to buy the franchise from the NHL.

Should the council approve the 15-year, $225 million deal for Jobing.com Arena, the path will be cleared for the Coyotes to stay in Arizona.

A vote against the lease agreement means the Coyotes are almost certainly headed out of town for good.

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With the way things have been going with this, I would not be surprised to see another delay in the process.

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Keyser S.'s avatar

This again? I don’t follow all this tomfoolery, but the city of Glendale sure does love the limelight.

Posted by Keyser S. on 07/01/13 at 03:27 PM ET

SYF's avatar

With the way things have been going with this, I would not be surprised to see another delay in the process.

Agree.  Probably an injunction to delay the vote by the Goldwater Institution so they could “evaluate” all the details.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 07/01/13 at 03:28 PM ET

LiteWork's avatar

Whoever votes yes to losing money should be sent to a mental asylum.

Posted by LiteWork on 07/01/13 at 04:18 PM ET

awould's avatar

I think the City of Glendale isn’t to blame for the steady stream of failed/unqualified buyers the NHL has sent them.

Still, about effing time this saga ends.

Posted by awould on 07/01/13 at 04:30 PM ET

DocF's avatar

I think the Quebec Coyotes has a nice ring to it.  It is stupid for the NHL to continue this charade for three years just to stoke the ego of a certain evil garden gnome.

Doc

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 07/01/13 at 06:34 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

Glendale could solve all their financial problems if they just charged each ‘journalist’ admission to each of these public hearings, with maybe a small gratuity expected for each leak.  They might actually outdraw the Coyotes

Posted by Savage Henry on 07/01/13 at 07:58 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I think the Quebec Coyotes has a nice ring to it.  It is stupid for the NHL to continue this charade for three years just to stoke the ego of a certain evil garden gnome.

Doc

Posted by DocF on 07/01/13 at 07:34 PM ET


Why don’t we all stop and think for a second before we keep trying to put PHX in Quebec?

Quebec is not… NOT… in the picture with Phoenix.  That would give the East 17 teams, and the West 13.  Thinking about it for about 2 seconds tells you Phoenix is not moving anywhere east.

An Eastern team is going to move West first, and believe me the league knows it.  It’s why they realigned the way they did.  If Phoenix is forced to move they got Seattle, or Kansas City, or Houston.  All in the West.

This again? I don’t follow all this tomfoolery, but the city of Glendale sure does love the limelight.

Posted by Keyser S. on 07/01/13 at 04:27 PM ET

I agree.  For all the talk about the NHL this and that, Glendale has done NOTHING to help any of this, up to and including telling the league to f*** off and go to Seattle already (knowing Seattle is not possibly ready).

Glendale is keeping itself in the spotlight here.  And I think some of the Glendale players like it that way.  This is their way to make a mark, be public, famous.

Posted by Primis on 07/01/13 at 08:01 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Having been to the Jobing.Com Arena a few times I can tell you this… for a desert town they do a decent job of running a hockey rink.  Once the Yotes leaves there is no viable fill-in for 41 days of lost income.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and hockey took a hellava long time to take hold in L.A.  Glendale isn’t helping the situation… perhaps the new owners should be talking to Phoenix instead.  In the end shortsightedness will win out and the franchise will move.  I expect the league to retain ownership this season until Seattle can build their new arena.  Or I’ve had too many cocktails… too close to call really.

Posted by calquake on 07/01/13 at 10:27 PM ET

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