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02-01-2013, 01:18 AM
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Everything being floated right now comes with the qualifier of "they will stay"

"they will stay"
"keep the team in Arizona"
"work with Glendale"

the most damning?

"GJ believes Thursday's negotiations helped keep hockey in Arizona beyond this season"

Why the **** would he feel the need to make such a statement?

It's a smoke screen guys. This is more or less how it went down with Atlanta. Numerous supposedly interested groups that wanted to keep the team there, then one day a sale to TNSE. If you aren't going to get it done with the best possible deal in four years, no white knight is going to ride in and save the team. "this person has deep pockets" "this person has been vetted already" Pretty odd qualifiers to be throwing out there, don't you think? Almost as if they are trying to calm every concern out there right now.

If we don't get a name and a person trotted out in front of cameras by, say, tomorrow, it's all a sham. I think we will see a deal with PKP and the city gets a cut, letting them walk away from a $15 million subsidy and instead pocket money while they struggle with their balance sheet.

Not a single statement directly from Bettman or the league. Nothing on official channels.

Quote:
Paul Giblin ‏@PaulGiblinAriz
Daly tells the Arizona Republic: "Regardless of what may or may not happen tonight, the #Coyotes will still be playing here tomorrow."
So reassuring.

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