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03-24-2013, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Llama19 View Post
This is somewhat of an important vote...

Glendale council to vote on $400 per hour contract to hire Coyotes, arena consultant

"The Glendale City Council is scheduled to vote next Tuesday on whether to pay a Boston-based sports investment firm a $25,000 retainer and $400 per hour to help it with the Phoenix Coyotes ownership saga and the future of Arena."


Doesn't Glendale know? They could use posters & readers of this thread to help them, and for a nominal fee too (certainly not $400/hour. I'd settle for $339.88/hour. That is the price of breaking free from an endless Groundhog Day, is it not?). Everyone here has been following the Phoenix saga for years and has discussed the future of Jobing Arena for that time too. They're perhaps more knowledgable and cheaper (in every sense of the word ) than some Boston sports firm.

Originally Posted by XX View Post
Glendale brass won't go quietly in the night. Emperor Weiers having some trouble getting rid of Tindall and Skeete.
They've been taught by the masters well (Beasley et al). Isn't what Skeete is asking akin to ghost payrolling? Reminds me of the periodic pension scandal where some bigwig in state government gets a crony appointed to a position for one day and they retire with full benefits. If they were smart, they'd set up some kind of trap to get both dimissed, like leaving some of that sales tax money lying on the table or something . Or in theory, they can give in to Skeete, but have him cleaning every municipal toilet with a toothbrush or do what some Japanese companies are rumored to do to personas non grata, have their work consist of sitting in an empty windowless room at an empty desk for 15 months. Maybe they can have a window in Skeete's new office, just with bars on it to remind him that he had better tread carefully because he wasn't necessarily taught by the right people. Maybe his new office can be inside a bathroom stall. Does he think the mayor is going to want to be feeding another parasite on their city carcass? They already got Beasley sucking from them, 'rewarded' for ruining their city. Just look at all of 'em!

Since Beasley & Tindall are standing in line, blocking the door, refusing to leave without their bribe, when Bettman tries to leave with the Coyotes, will he ask for a going away bribe? Or is that the $20M they haven't yet taken from escrow? Knowing him, Glendale will probably find the arena stripped of all its copper wire and even the light fixtures when the NHL leaves.

I wonder, will this 'Phoenix saga' only end if Chris Claremont is brought in to write an end to it? He did write an end to 2 Phoenix Sagas after all.

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