Yahoo! Sports' Nick Cotsonika reached out to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly after Mayor Elaine Scruggs's comments, and reports the following:
Q. Do you have any response to the recent comments by Glendale mayor Elaine Scruggs?
DALY: "We obviously disagree with the Mayor's suggestion that the League -- in any way or at any time -- misled the City of Glendale. We couldn't have been more open and forthcoming throughout the 2 1/2 years we have owned this team."
Q. In short, have you misled the city? Will the NHL require Glendale to pay the $20 million in escrow plus $5 million more by May 2, as agreed?
DALY: "We have no intention of discussing the $25 million issue with the media. That is an issue between us and the City of Glendale."
Q. Is there any update on the sale of the team? Have you reached the point where you need to explore Plan B, or have you already begun that process?
DALY: "There is nothing new to report on the Coyotes ownership situation.
"No, we have not begun to explore any alternatives to transitioning ownership of the team locally in Glendale."