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11-23-2012, 09:41 PM
knorthern knight
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Originally Posted by Acesolid View Post
Since nothing much is happening right now, I decided to go in my Delorean Time Machine and went back to see what we were saying about the Coyotes at this time of year in the past.....
-knorthern knight on 11-21-2011, 07:21 PM:

''Two factors support the idea that the NHL won't be running the Coyotes next year...

-The NHL reported losing $16 million last season IN EXCESS OF GLENDALE'S $25 MILLION PAYMENT. Who knows how much they'll lose this season. The BOG won't stand for any more.

-The next season's schedule starts getting drawn up in January. If you move a franchise during the spring, your options are limited. That's why Winnipeg is playing in the Southeast this season.

With the NHL working on re-alignment, they don't want to do it all over again next year. A 4-division realignment with 8 teams in the WEST, 7 in the CENTRAL, and 7 in the NORTHEAST, is bulletproof against the Coyotes moving to any of Seattle/Portland/Houston/KC/Quebec. The Phoenix crisis might be the last straw that forces reluctant governors on the BOG to accept a 4-division setup.''
The NHL is not running the team during the 2011-2012 season... because there is no 2011-2012 season.

And the they did approve for a 4-division setup that could handle the Coyotes moving to QC. The NHLPA (under Fehr) rejected it.

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