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11-20-2012, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Whileee View Post
More to the point, she could have been asked why the purchase of the arena was not part of the Jamison deal. Presumably they've had plenty of time to talk about that and he has decided that he doesn't want to buy the arena. Clark just continues to blow smoke about the deal. I'm not sure what she thinks it will accomplish at this point.
Clark needs to check her meds if she truly believes Jamison is going to buy the arena.

Why would Jamison even consider it? The answer is he wouldn't. He is not some uneducated buffoon. He is getting $308M to run the arena for 20 years, which happens to be $188M over the going rate of ~$6M per year. If Jamison does end up with the arena, it will not be because he purchased it... it will be because he convinced the CoG to give it to him for free, because 5 years from now when the Coyotes are still losing buckets of money, he will go to council and say he needs another "gift" to make it work. And the CoG being the CoG, will hand him over the keys without question AND still pay him the AMF as well... Anything to keep the team from moving.

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