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Report: Board of Governors may approve Coyotes sale this week

Jul 28, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT


There are just a couple of hurdles left to clear in the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes, but a big one may be out of the way this week.

Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona reports NHL Deputy Commissioner will seek approval of the Board of Governors this week for the sale of the team.

As you know, the deal to sell the team to Renaissance Sports and Entertainment was approved by the Glendale City Council and now it’s just a matter of the final paperwork and procedure being completed. Getting approval of the Board of Governors is a big one as far as the league is concerned.

As for the completion of the sale, Daly says they’re still moving forward with that. There are only baby steps left in ending this saga.


  1. jacketsfan7 - Jul 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Just sell this team already! Clearly nobody from what I’ve heard is going to miss them

    • stevebass2 - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

      Funny, I could say the same thing about the blue jackets…

    • soldierone - Jul 29, 2013 at 1:48 AM

      Clearly you have a small group of friends because thats a lot of thumbs down

  2. govtminion - Jul 28, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    *knocking on wood*

    Don’t say “it’s almost over” until it’s actually done and the ink is dried on the page. If we’ve learned anything from this mess, it’s to expect the unexpected…

  3. capsrockva - Jul 28, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Hopefully they’ll get the deal done for the fans in AZ sake

  4. timb12 - Jul 28, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Where would they go?

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      If “Timb” is short for timbers then you may be missing an obvious destination and thus one tree short of a forest.

  5. innout10 - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    It’s a formality at this point… Everything will be wrapped by aug 5

  6. thailer35 - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Trollers gotta troll!!

  7. jacketsfan7 - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Okay , give you the choice , who would you rather keep in the NHL , the coyotes or the blue jackets?

    • helladonks - Jul 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM


  8. innout10 - Jul 28, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    The coyotes over the blue jackets without a doubt. No player in the show wants to live in Columbus… Can’t beat the weather in AZ and the coyotes averaged more PAID tickets than Columbus last year. The coyotes don’t comp out free tickets to boost attendance like some clubs (Columbus comps 4000 per game while coyotes less than 700)… It’s a no brainer.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Jul 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      Actually Horton specifically wanted to “downsize” as far as metro areas.

  9. jacketsfan7 - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    The blue jackets are like the New York islanders , you can never count them out , but everybody does , look at Nabokov who didnt want to play with NYI and now loves it there , that’s the same with Horton , jack Johnson , wisniewski , and prospal

  10. soldierone - Jul 29, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Why are people still trying to get them to move? the two camps begging for the Coyotes have already been noted as expansion team locations (Seattle and Qubec) and Winnipeg just got a team. What more do you want? These same “fans” wouldn’t be happy until every single team in the league was all up in the corner of the East…..

    Hopefully they get the deal done soon so we can tell all these people to suck it, GO YOTES!

  11. ironmd778 - Jul 29, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    The story that will not die.

  12. girouxed - Jul 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    People that live out in Ohio are probably just fans of the Penguins or Red Wings.

    Its seems as if Phoenix has real fan base.

    • daerian - Jul 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      You’re making the really odd assumption that a fan can only support one club. Yes, a lot of the older hockey fans in Ohio had loyalties established long before the Jackets came around. That doesn’t mean they aren’t supported, though. I’m a Pens fan first and foremost, but was a Jackets season ticket holder for a while (until I moved to Texas). Put a winner on the ice, a team that makes the playoffs as often as not, and that cit will sell out every night.

      • girouxed - Jul 30, 2013 at 6:43 PM

        I understand, I like Boston, Detroit, and Calgary as well. But I’m not a “real” fan of those clubs I dont contribute to sales of tickets or merchandise (other than my Kippursoff jersey). Thats where I think part of the problem is. You did say though that you were a season ticket holder for Columbus. Sooo yea

  13. jonnybfromaz - Jul 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Is everyone gonna pick on CBJ again now that the coyotes are being finalized? Theres always gonna be those few struggling teams in the nhl. Its always going to go in cycles. The answer is not ” THEY SUCK, MOVE THEM TO CANADA THIS INSTANT!!” Im SO tired of reading it over and over. whether its my team or someone elses. move o

  14. desertfan - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Columbus can be a real beauty of a franchise if properly run.

    Great location- rivals in Detroit, Chicago, Minnesota- a cold weather locale so some sort of tie in and HUGE sports market.

  15. brucewaynewins - Jul 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Which ownership group is Renaissance again? The cash strapped bad idea group with the former San Jose Sharks guy or one of the other groups? I’ve gotten lost and confused with so many owners being involved. Seems like any legit owner with $$$$ is not considered by NHL because they want to move the team out of PHX and NHL doesn’t want that OR the legit owner with $$$$ loses interest instantly because they see what’s happening. The only ones interested and willing to keep the team there seem to be cash strapped owners almost like NHL begged someone.

    But really which group is this? Thanks to whoever clears this up for me. And may the hockey gods bless your team with the 2014 Stanley Cup in return for your kindness and knowledge.

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