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02-02-2013, 11:53 AM
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My family has had a residence in North Scottsdale for almost 20 years so I know the area well.

Scottsdale would have without question been a much better venue for hockey. It's demographics are much more suitable for the game - and the city is much more central in the Metro than Glendale is.

I truly believe a Scottsdale arena could have made the Coyotes successful in Phoenix, however as was said earlier no private owner nor the city were willing to fund an arena.

I wonder how different things would have been if US Airways Arena (America West then) had been suitable for hockey as well. The Coyotes would have had a much better chance of success sharing a venue with the Suns, in a more central location than being the sole sports tenant in a remotely located facility.

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