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Coyotes sign assistant GM to multi-year extension

Jun 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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While the Coyotes are trying to get things figured out to stay in the desert, they’re at least making sure the people who run the team are in place.

The team announced the re-signing of assistant GM Brad Treliving to a multi-year contract. Treliving rejoins team GM Don Maloney as the guys in charge of figuring out how to re-shape the roster this summer.

With the front office guys taken care of, the next task they can (somewhat) control is getting coach Dave Tippett re-signed as well. Of course, the big hangup in doing that seems to be the ownership situation and it still might be a couple of weeks before we hear something closer to definitive on that.

Tippett’s contract with the team expires on July 1.

  1. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 13, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Wow! I wonder what the potential buyers think about this. Can’t be anything good.

  2. innout10 - Jun 13, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Why would they not be happy? Maloney and Treliving have been a phenomenal duo in the front office and are likely more vital than Tippett. Total no brainer to get those guys locked up

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 13, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      If you were about to become the future owner of a franchise or any company for that matter, would you want the current owner to be giving out contracts that you eventually will have to honor?

      • hockeyflow33 - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM

        So when franchises are bought and sold what happens?

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:17 AM

        The potential buyer during the negotiation process should demand a moratorium on all extensions, and that they be consulted for any exceptions. Example, UFA, RFA, management without contracts. Of course you need a GM and the hockey staff to prep for the draft, but that can’t happen in a vacuum when the current owner is selling.

        I’ve been part of some big corporate acquisitions, and I assure you that if anything, the buyer (huge company) buying the smaller company I was working for, asked that we reduce our overhead, and streamline our processes so the actual transition could happen smoother. Now I realize here it differs a little because we’re talking about a hockey franchise. Nonetheless, as a seller you don’t want to loose a potential buyer because you’re handing out contracts that will have to be honored by another party. If the current prospect, Renaissance Sports and Entertainment, don’t make a deal, then what next? Will the next buyer want the hockey staff hired? Will they have a choice? Will the Yotes just disappear if no deal is made by end of this month?

  3. DonkeyStick - Jun 13, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    How is it that a franchise that nobody wants any part of (fans, owners, management, NHL) can dominate the headlines for over five years now? GET RID OF THIS FRANCHISE ALREADY

    • kingcobraman - Jun 13, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      do not blame the fans its the nhl and their stubbornness to handle the situation..

  4. innout10 - Jun 13, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    When the next best alternative would be an unproven pairing that is inexperienced with putting together a great roster with limited financial resources then yes I would want them running the team. Do you really think the success they have seen the last 4 years isn’t at least 95% due to Maloney and Treliving? Look at that track record … They are the guys you want running the show. If they were given even more of a budget to work (hopefully will with new ownership) then they would be able to do even bigger things. Plus, I guarantee new ownership group was thoroughly briefed on this as well.

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