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Originally Posted by LadyStanley View Post
No name changes until the BOG agrees to sale. Part of that might be to change name from Phoenix. So, if the sale goes through, could be done in time for season opener.
Unlikely.

IIRC, part of the official Jan 1 league deadline for relocation was lead time for merchandise manufacturers.

I would guess that IEH would be able to petition the league for the name change once they own the team and the change wouldn't take effect until the following League Year. There is no requirement in the MOU for an immediate change.

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7. Team Name. Following the purchase of the Coyotes, Buyer will use commercially reasonable efforts to apply to the NHL for such approvals necessary to cause the name of the Coyotes to be changed to the to the “Arizona Coyotes” and subject to such approvals, Buyer will use their commercially reasonable efforts to effect such name change.

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