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Bill Daly has an interesting statement on the Coyotes

Mar 31, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

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Bill Daly has been the go-to guy when it comes to finding out the latest details (or non-details) of what’s going on with the Phoenix Coyotes and the league’s attempt to sell the franchise.

Lisa Halverstadt of the Arizona Republic got word from Daly about the latest happenings with the forever potential sale of the team. This time around, Daly seemed a bit more cautious with his words.

“My message to Coyotes fans would be to sincerely thank them for their ongoing support of this franchise. Please understand that we are working hard and doing everything within our power to produce a positive result for this franchise in this city, and we have never wavered from that objective since the day we bought the club out of bankruptcy. While at some point, we may have no other choice but to explore alternatives, we are sincerely hopeful that we never reach that point.”

Let’s do the quick rundown here:

  • A thank you to fans for being supportive.
  • A statement about how the league’s first move is to keep them in town.
  • An ominous warning that things might be forced to change should interest or ability to complete a sale come to an end.

In the past, Daly has been more than supportive of what’s gone on in Phoenix, to the point of being indignant about it. This statement shows a change in attitude about how the writing may be on the wall about the team being able to stay in Glendale.

Coyotes fans had best be rooting for their team to make the postseason so they can get at least a couple more games in the desert.

  1. firstandonlywarning - Mar 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Bill Daly is a lying scumbag

  2. cup0pizza - Mar 31, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Crap organization that needs a fresh start elsewhere.

    • grimlock410 - Mar 31, 2012 at 8:01 PM

      Every franchise has some die-hard fans try not to be such a hole. Not to mention I’d take Tippitt and most of their roster over any canadian teams.

    • bcisleman - Apr 1, 2012 at 2:07 AM

      If they really WERE a crap organization, moving wouldn’t help. The Yotes have had more success than most Canadian franchises have in recent years. Their problem has been attracting an adequate fanbase in Arizona.

  3. AlohaMrHand - Apr 1, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    hello Seattle Pikes.

  4. takingbovadasmoney - Apr 1, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    Vegas baby!

  5. tmoore4075 - Apr 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    The longer this goes without a resolution the more likely it is they are moving.

    I saw some Coyotes fans got a little mad at Joe on Saturday after this was posted. I understand defending your team, and even being defensive after some of the things said about the team and their fans but don’t ignore the possibility this team might actually leave. I said 50-50 before I’m changing that to 60-40 they leave now.

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