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02-05-2013, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek View Post

His valuation of the Dallas franchise itself (separate from the arena) was likely well below the Coyotes' asking price; that explains his absence from trying to buy the Coyotes until now, price, meaning there were cheaper options available elsewhere previously.
The nuclear option here is for the NHL to drop the price. That changes the game, so to speak. It's entirely possible that they've done these charades in an attempt to install a new owner who has subsidies to offset the artificially high asking price just so they can avoid taking such a hit. They may very well get tired of this and cut the price. Or they can just wheel the team off to QC and wash their hands of the situation, recouping all money and then some in the process.

We will find out how much the NHL really likes Phoenix and public financing in the next few months.

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