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Goodbye Coyotes?

from Paul Giblin of the Arizona Republic,

Negotiations to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona fell to a new level of chaos Friday evening, with both Glendale officials and the team’s prospective owners saying they cannot overcome their latest impasse.

Unless the sides somehow overcome their differences during the next few days, the Coyotes’ fate seems sealed.

Call in the moving vans. Destination: unknown.

The impasse arose Friday during what was supposed to be a public workshop to discuss a proposed agreement between the council and the prospective team owner, IceArizona, an investment group headed by partners doing business as Renaissance Sports & Entertainment. The agreement is for IceArizona to use and manage Jobing.com Arena.

But council members revealed during the hearing that earlier that day they had devised a counterproposal. Specifically, they wanted a five-year out clause that mirrored provisions IceArizona executive had given themselves.


added 12:54pm, via Craig Morgan TwitLonger,

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers' characterization of July 2 as an artificial or forced deadline: "He can characterize it the way he wants, but it is what it is. We either get certainty in Glendale by July 2, or we immediately pursue our other options outside of Glendale. We have already gone past the date we were comfortable accommodating in the first place. I hope for the sake of the Coyotes fans in Glendale that they don't lose the team because of a miscalculation made by members of the City Council."

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SYF's avatar

Yeeeeah, they’regone.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 06/29/13 at 12:46 PM ET

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