Part X: Phoenix Coyotes - Between Scylla and Charybdis
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08-10-2010, 06:39 AM
A Wise Bird
Join Date: Aug 2009
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6yrs. 95-01. IMO, big mistake dropping a team into Vancouver in the first place. GM Place was brand new, then owner Orca Bay wanted dual tenancy. Ineptitude on the court combined with a lack of history & just general apathy doomed the franchise. Money pit. David Stern admitted "it was a mistake" that he "regrets" in awarding a franchise to Vancouver, worse still to then have to move it.
IMO.... Sounds more like the Grizzlies were pushed on a market before it was ready.
Not too similar to the what I view as the situation with the Coyotes. Not because of the market itself, but more that the Jets were shoehorned into Phoenix before the city (and AWA) were ready to properly accomodate them.
If you really want to look at this from an overall perspective.... it's been a "gong show" since 1996 (maybe even sooner). And the only people who aren't at fault are the hockey fans in Winnipeg and Phoenix(metro).
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