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via Ben Giles tweets,
In GOP caucus, @bob_worsley explains how his SB1149 would help the Coyotes build a new stadium in Arizona.
Sen. @bob_worsley trying to allay fears that the Coyotes would soak up existing tax revenues in a TIF situation.
Wherever the Coyotes build a new arena, would have to be a "greenfield" site, Worsley said. That means a site with no current tax revenue.
Sen. Peterson asks if relationship with Glendale/Coyotes can be repaired. Worsley: “For Glendale, the Coyotes are gone one way or the other"
Worsley said taxpayers won't bear burden if Coyotes fail in new arena. Team will be responsible for paying the bond that funds construction.
Worsley estimates $15M in annual tax revenue from a new Coyotes arena. Half of that, $7.5M would go to pay construction bond. Rest to the GF
via the TSN YouTube page,
Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa and Nate Thompson hand their teammates awards based on a handful of the 2017 Best Picture Nominations at the Academy Awards. Awards based on the movies "Arrival", "Moonlight", "Hidden Figures", "Manchester By The Sea" and "Fences" are given and the players deliver acceptance speeches that ends with a mic drop.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced it has reached a multiyear corporate marketing agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) to make PPG paint brands the Official Paint of the NHL® in the U.S. and Canada. Financial details and terms were not disclosed.
from Frank Seravalli of TSN,
Capitals GM Brian McLellan told reporters he believes blueline rentals like Hainsey and Michael Stone - who checked in at No. 5 on TSN’s Trade Bait board when he was moved on Monday - will all move before the deadline because teams don’t want to commit longer term with an expansion draft looming.
“With the ability to protect three defenceman in the expansion draft,” McLellan said, “it might restrict people from adding a guy at this point that you might have to protect and you might lose him come expansion draft time.”
Eight rental defencemen remain on TSN’s Trade Bait board of players potentially on the move, including Nos. 31-35:
Two minutes long.
via the Pittsburgh Penguins,
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley underwent successful knee surgery, it was announced today by Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Daley underwent an arthroscopic surgery to his left knee, with the surgery performed by Penguins head physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas. He will be sidelined six weeks.
Daley was injured during the first period of Pittsburgh's 3-1 win in Carolina on Tuesday night.
added 10:27am, Carolina press release is below...
from Pat Borzi of the New York Times,
Four seasons of middling regular-season finishes and early playoff exits led Minnesota to hire Boudreau, 62, an offensive savant and one of the N.H.L.’s ultimate fixers, last May. His impact was immediate. Though historically light on natural goal-scorers, the Western Conference-leading Wild entered Wednesday tied for second in the N.H.L. with 198 goals and remain on track for their most successful season since entering the N.H.L. in the 2000-1 expansion. They began their five-day bye with more wins (39) than they had all last season (38).
Yet Boudreau, who won more than 400 games and eight division titles in nine seasons as the coach of Washington and Anaheim, stammered when asked if Hitchcock was right about experience. That’s unusual for the garrulous Boudreau, whose nickname, Gabby, is part of the title of his autobiography.
“I don’t know if I’m smart enough to know all those things,” Boudreau said recently while standing in a hallway at the Xcel Energy Center, dressed in faded jeans and a green Wild golf shirt.
He added: “I know what works for me. There’s not a formula. It’s just the way you think, and what you think would fix it. That’s just feel for the game, but experience is what makes you think that.”
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
A group of Rangers alumni will meet for Thursday’s game as they have across the continent in different cities on selected nights throughout the season in a program that is Adam Graves’ brainchild.
And among the half-dozen former Blueshirts to convene for this contest will be one of the unlikeliest alumnus imaginable, a man who, but for one exception, has been disconnected from the franchise for 56 years since he was traded at age 23.
I will introduce him to you as he introduced himself to me when I answered his return call on Tuesday: “Clear the track, here comes Shack.”
Yes, more than five decades after being run out of town, Eddie “The Entertainer” Shack will renew his ties to the Rangers, where he is expected to join Graves, Mike Gartner, Danny Lewicki, Wayne Dillon and Walter Tkaczuk in the season’s sixth such event.
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