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01-07-2013, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by cbcwpg View Post
Seems that some of the posters here might have been right all along...

The sale of the Coyotes was directly related to the CBA getting finalized. Based on Jamison's comments like:

The NHL and NHL Players Association had come to a tentative agreement in New York, ending the 113-day lockout. Finally! “That was my first thought,” said Jamison, who has been attempting to finalize a purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes for months. “My next was: ‘What is it? What did we sign up for?’”


Jamison said he and the league —- the Coyotes’ current owner —- have already agreed to a general sale price for the club (he did not name that price), but there are myriad other details still to be worked out, including securing all the investors he has assembled.

It would appear to me that Jamison's investors ( whomever they may be ) didn't want to finalize this purchase until the CBA was finalized, as well as the details of that CBA. If that's the case then it looks like if the season had been cancelled, that would have been it for the Coyotes.
I actually disagree that it was the CBA holding things up, I still think that Jamison is still short on investors and is still looking for some hail mary last second sugar daddy to come in and save the day. If the season had been cancelled I think things would still be the same.

Now that being said, I suspect the reason that Jamison is meeting with B & D is to find out the nuts and bolts of the CBA and what it would mean to owning the Coyotes. In the highly likely event that the current lease agreement expires, he would want to know what would his minimum requirements being in negotiating a new lease agreement.

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