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Meanwhile, in Glendale…

Jul 6, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT Arena

In the mood for some Friday fun? Well, too bad, all we’ve got for you is a Coyotes ownership update.

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the City of Glendale’s $324 million arena-management deal with prospective owner Greg Jamsion could be on its way to a November referendum.

In fact, organizers may have already collected enough signatures to put it to a vote, though there could be some legal wrangling related to the exact number of signatures required and when they need to be collected by.

Long, tedious story short, the future of the Coyotes is still very much up in the air. And with Shane Doan expected to start fielding offers Monday, they may lose their captain to boot.

  1. bcisleman - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    At what point does the NHL simply pull the plug? Would never have imagined it, but you could have a team being relocated right after a trip to the Conference Finals.

  2. jernster21 - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    This isn’t new news at all. Post something when 1) Greg Jamison or someone else has actually bought the team or 2) When the NHL pulls the plug and announces the relocation/folding of this train wreck.

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Why does Bettman fight so hard to save a team that’s lost money every season since they moved to Phoenix? If he’s looking out for the best interests of the NHL wouldn’t it make sense to have strong franchises in strong markets rather than jumping through hoops to give one franchise the right to lose $25 million per year?

    I respect the actual Coyotes fans, the ones who go to the games, but is it worth it for something that interests only about 12,000 people per game?

    • williplett - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      Because expansion into the sun belt/southern states is something GB sees as his legacy as comish. The Thrashers already failed and went to Winnipeg and seeing the team that left Winnipeg to go to Phoenix also fail is something he will fight to the bitter end.

      Even if it eventually makes common sense.

  4. zaksyuk - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Let us be honest here. Mexican people don’t and are far from liking hockey. So why would you put a team on the land we stole from them? IT IS COMPLETE UTTER NONSENSE. Move them to Seattle and move the islanders to Quebec.

  5. scionofflame - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    I think that the best option for -everyone- at this point would be to move the Coyotes back up to Quebec so they can restart the Nordiques franchise. Better market, larger fan base and probably vastly more stable ownership.

    Don’t make the fans of the Coyotes go through this constant uncertainty. It’s not fair to them.

  6. sjsharks66 - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    @zak My wife is Mexican and she loves hockey. So does her family. Leave your ignorance out of this article please.

  7. mmazzzzzz - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Phoenix moved from Winnipeg. Colorado Moved from Quebec

    • jernster21 - Jul 7, 2012 at 1:43 AM

      This is FACTUAL INFORMATION and people rate this down? Idiots.

  8. acieu - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Buenos Dios el cabron

  9. ndrick731 - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    The coyote fans (the hundreds of them) should protest at the homes of the whack jobs that are trying to stop the arena.

  10. katolungile - Jul 7, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    First we lose SB1070 and then the Coyotes… Talk about a miserable summer here in the Desert…

  11. fiddytucker - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:33 AM

    Keep the troll patrol going, haters. GWI has enough money to send out tards to collect signatures. This was anticipated, only outsiders didn’t see this coming. Why does anyone that doesn’t live in AZ care?

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