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Glendale’s mayor doesn’t know what’s going on with the Coyotes

Mar 16, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT

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Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs gave her annual State of the City address yesterday, and it came complete with a shot at the NHL.

“Now, this would be a perfect time to provide you with an update on the Phoenix Coyotes, but I won’t be doing that because I don’t know anything other than what has already been reported by the media,” Scruggs said. “But, we continue to hope the National Hockey League will find a new owner that will bring stability to this franchise.”

In January, Scruggs expressed frustration that the city was being blamed for not finding a solution to the Coyotes’ ownership situation when it was the league’s responsibility to get that done.

“We are not in control and quite honestly, I’m kind of tired of everybody pointing to us and making comments that the city of Glendale can’t get the job done,” she said.

Of note, it wasn’t all bad news for the city in the mayor’s annual address. According to Scruggs, the Ashley Furniture and La-Z-Boy stores on Bell Road are absolutely crushing it.

  1. greatminnesotasportsmind - Mar 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Just move them to Quebec, or Seattle, or Kansas City, or Timbucktoo

  2. eastcoastcynic - Mar 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    And to think two weeks ago that the NHL was braying that new ownership for the Coyotes was a done deal. HA! Are the prospective owners spending a lot of time looking at the red ink in the financial statements or the letters from Goldwater warning of legal action for taking taxpayer money to keep the team afloat?

  3. ll8078 - Mar 17, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    no one out there is saying “we want a football, baseball, or basketball team” there are people saying “we want a NHL or MLS team” The MLS is the only league doing something about it, and the NHL needs to hop on board.

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