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05-01-2012, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by CREW99AW View Post
The Yotes 2011-2012 on ice success, has little to do with their still being in in Phoenix.Bettman stubbornly didn't want to lose nhl in that market,going so far as having the league financially prop up the franchise the last few seasons.

Also,the City of Phoenix put up $25m per season,for the last few seasons,to help prop up the franchise.
I admittedly have not followed closely and it may be completely unrelated but there were articles the last few days that the deal is heating up for a new ownership group that will keep them in Glendale. It will cost the city money and after winning it may be the most palatable timing for the area. It may have no bearing at all, but I found the timing of the announcement right after a successful first round interesting.

Potential and likely coincidence but winning can't hurt. Didn't mean to imply more or say it was the sole reason for a Yotes potential deal.

Quotes from Article:

As fans celebrated the Coyotes' most successful season in Arizona, four of seven Glendale council members directed staff to move forward with a deal that could include the city paying a future Coyotes owner $17 million next year to manage the city-owned arena.

Phoenix Coyotes fans say their team is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Their team's success is being celebrated on news shows and in sports columns. Fans of other Phoenix sports teams are buying tickets to Coyotes games.

And fans who have been taunted by relocation rumors for years feel validated. They're cautiously optimistic this could be the year a deal is reached with a new owner who will keep the team in Glendale.

EDIT: Wrong link first time

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