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07-09-2011, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by squidz View Post
Oh I know, it was supposed to be a joke. But on that note, the NHL may be doing everything in its power to stay in Arizona, but Glendale is doing absolutely everything in its power, and a few things beyond that to get them out. The Goldwater Institute's extreme efforts couldn't possibly be related to the fact that they're led by the wife of one of the bigwigs for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who stand to greatly benefit if suddenly there was one less sport to compete with...
Whether or not a group stands to gain from a verdict has no bearing on the validity of their legal arguments. The fact is, the deal in place is probably illegal under Arizona law, and either way it's tearing apart the small city's credit and financials to prop up an entirely unsustainable business model. I'm honestly surprised it took the city so long to lose confidence. I just hope Quebec can be ready for a team in time, because I would hate to see them miss their chance at a re-do.

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