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Now What Phoenix?

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

Jamison says he will continue to pursue ownership, but how?

If he had the money, this would be over. If he could find a willing partner to take advantage of the sweet lease deal, this would be over.

Or was he asking for something that potential partners didn't want? Maybe a stake in ownership without putting up the cash for it? Maybe a contract as president or a consultant-type role? We'll probably find out the answer to these questions when we learn the answer to the next one.

Is there anyone else willing to try?

A lot of skepticism. We've been down this road before, but there are reports everywhere that Matthew Hulsizer, linked previously to both the Coyotes and St. Louis Blues, will take another run at this.

One of the more interesting theories is that there will be some kind of partnership with the Tohono O'odham Nation, which is trying to build a casino in Glendale, but that's mired in a huge legal fight.

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this whole situation continues to be a huge black eye for the league.  The NHL just needs to deal with this one way or another.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 02/01/13 at 03:04 PM ET

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In the words of Ron Burgandy,  “Go eff yourself Phoenix!”

And you too, Gary, the owners and the whole horse you galloped into Phoenix on.

Posted by ElCapitan on 02/01/13 at 03:42 PM ET

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I’m sure we will be hearing about a new group of investors who are ready to come save the team if Jamison ends up falling to the wayside as it seems he is destined to do. The NHL has invested too much spin into this thing to let it fail now, they will will this whole Coyotes mess into “working” no matter how shaky the house of cards is.

Posted by Chris M on 02/01/13 at 03:44 PM ET

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Go expansion! Or is it relocation? I’m so confused… o.O

Posted by pautna on 02/01/13 at 05:00 PM ET

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*rage*

As a fan in Atlanta, we we’re told that the league acted in Phoenix but not Atlanta because ‘nobody (who could afford it) wanted to own a team in Atlanta’.  It’s clear that the situation is the same (or worse) in Phoenix than it was in Atlanta.  *#$%@& Bettman, and *#$%@& the NHL.

Posted by Savage Henry on 02/01/13 at 06:04 PM ET

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Well, we get to laugh at Glendale’s CC for being stupid and Bettman for being stubbornly incompetent.

Seriously, that pair of unmitigated dopes totally deserve each other.

Honestly, I think I’ve turned around 180 degrees on this one.  I am now actively cheering for the Coyotes to stay in Phoenix forever.  Watching these mental midgets fall all over each other in their haste to make the next absurdly stupid move is better than the Three Stooges reboot.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/01/13 at 06:12 PM ET

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Honestly, I think I’ve turned around 180 degrees on this one.  I am now actively cheering for the Coyotes to stay in Phoenix forever.  Watching these mental midgets fall all over each other in their haste to make the next absurdly stupid move is better than the Three Stooges reboot.
   
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Hahaha…NICE! Seems it’s the only entertainment in the NHL these days.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 02/01/13 at 10:22 PM ET

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