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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Jesus Christ.

Seriously?

Another one of these fuching articles.  Doesn’t the league have any respect for itself?  At all?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/02/13 at 11:09 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

@globalspectrum owned by Comcast-Spectacor. Firm also owns #Flyers. Now it could be partner w/ prospective #Coyotes owner.

Is that even legal? Seems like a clear conflict of interest to me.

But whether it’s legal or not, these last-minute “rescue plans” in Phoenix always seem to fail and it just delays the inevitable. Get it over with already.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/02/13 at 11:26 AM ET

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There are a lot more Tweets by this guy, some quoting Peter Luuko, which would give this story more credence.

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 07/02/13 at 11:39 AM ET

awould's avatar

And everyone acts like Glendale is somehow the problem. The NHL and their shady lineup of buyers has fine from joke to farce.

Posted by awould on 07/02/13 at 11:59 AM ET

awould's avatar

gone, not fine. Tiny keyboard and autocorrect!

Posted by awould on 07/02/13 at 12:00 PM ET

SYF's avatar

There’s a vote today, right?  There’s something suspicious ‘bout that.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis on 07/02/13 at 12:28 PM ET

awould's avatar

There’s a vote today, right?  There’s something suspicious ‘bout that.

I agree. The whole thing is ridiculous at this point.

Posted by awould on 07/02/13 at 12:33 PM ET

Primis's avatar

WhoawhoaWHOA.

There is way more here than just a Coyotes story, screw the Coyotes.

Comcast owns the Flyers already.  They ALSO own NBC (and therefore NBC Sports, and Comcast Sports Network which airs San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks games—what you wondered why Sharks always got the late game on NBC Sports?).

So Comcast would own 2 NHL teams, own the national TV rights in the U.S., AND own regional TV rights for several other teams.

This is an extreme conflict-of-interest and if the league even considers going through with this I hope they pay, dearly for their short-sightedness.

Posted by Primis on 07/02/13 at 12:51 PM ET

Paul's avatar

I brought up the conflict of interest side with John Shannon…

https://twitter.com/JSportsnet/status/352104828048125952

https://twitter.com/JSportsnet/status/352107564055535619

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/02/13 at 12:54 PM ET

awould's avatar

John Shannon’s answer didn’t exactly make me feel better about the situation. Essentially, he just said “conflicts of interest are in the NHL’s DNA.”

That mattered a lot less when there were fewer dollars at stake. Can’t imagine the other owners accepting this.

Posted by awould on 07/02/13 at 01:05 PM ET

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To everyone claiming conflict of interest, did you have a problem with AEG owning the Kings (and their minor league affiliates) and running the arena of the Wild as well as a bunch of other venues around the country and world?

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 07/02/13 at 01:45 PM ET

Paul's avatar

More on Global Spectrum from CSN Philly,

Global Spectrum manages 113 facilities around the world, including in the NHL.

It has agreed to partner with RSE to assure financial success of Jobing.com arena.

RSE’s 15-year, annual $15 million arena management proposal projects to return an estimated $8.5 million to $11 million in yearly revenues to Glendale.

That’s what council will vote on this evening.

RSE is the managing partner of IceArizona Acquisition Co., the entity that plans to purchase the Coyotes.

Global Spectrum owns, among other businesses, the Flyers and manages the Wells Fargo Center, as well as the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale.

more

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/02/13 at 01:46 PM ET

Primis's avatar

To everyone claiming conflict of interest, did you have a problem with AEG owning the Kings (and their minor league affiliates) and running the arena of the Wild as well as a bunch of other venues around the country and world?

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 07/02/13 at 02:45 PM ET

No, because they did not control national broadcast rights for the entire league.

Think about it…  Comcast/NBC would have TWO votes in the BoG instead of one, which was already one too many…  so when it comes time to vote on broadcast rights again, that two guaranteed votes for Comcast and against any single other potential boradcast partner, right out of the gate, regardless of offers.

This goes beyond just team and arena ownership.  Arena ownership is incredibly irrelevant to it IMHO, Shannon’s right there are only a few players in the arena management business now.  It’s the broadcast implications, that’s where it gets really bad in a hurry.  If Comcast were not a telecommunications company, this really wouldn’t matter…

Posted by Primis on 07/02/13 at 02:29 PM ET

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Posted by Primis on 07/02/13 at 03:29 PM ET

Exactly. The broadcast side is where the main problem is.

I also think it’s sketchy to have two teams (partially) owned by the same entity. With just one significant trade every few seasons, Phoenix could become a defacto development team for Philly.

Posted by awould on 07/02/13 at 03:24 PM ET

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