Dave Tippett on what it will take for him to return/re-sign: "I don’t know if there is a definition of what it would take. Getting Don under contract is a big part for me because now you know who’s going to lead the charge and I think Don and I work very well together. Getting him under contract was certainly positive news."
Dave Tippett on what he needs to hear for him to re-sign: "The biggest thing for me is stability -- stability so that players you want to come here or keep here will come or stay instead of asking, ‘Where you at?’“Get us on a level playing field that way and then you can build your team.”
Phoenix has denied all requests to interview Tippett
Maloney wouldn’t say how many teams have asked for permission, but said he’s turned down all requests — furthering the notion that Phoenix is going to retain Tippett’s services come hell or high water.
Torts clearly creates the side show in part, but it's New York. The words sideshow and Phoenix Coyotes regarding the actual team on ice don't mix.
That may be true, but most people thought sideshow and Arizona Cardinals regarding the team on the field never mixed either. They learned the hard way with Buddy Ryan and Dennis Green. Rather not risk that at all.
Ugh...that rehash on Whitney just stings. Considering how close the Yotes were I have to assume that had they resigned Whitney they would've made the playoffs. I can definitely understand Tippet's frustration, it's not like he's crying for them to sign Parise but c'mon, the league won't even approve Ray freaking Whitney?!
I get the feeling Tip really wants to be here but I think he wants assurance from the league that they need to at least be reasonable when it comes to situations like Whitney.
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Reason: Accidentally a word
Thus far, all of the dominoes in this pivotal offseason have fallen in the Phoenix Coyotes’ favor. The trend may be continuing.
A source familiar with the negotiations told FOX Sports Arizona that the club is in engaged in talks with coach Dave Tippett on a new contract. While the terms are not yet known, the move would represent an enormous coup for the club from a PR perspective and would also aid it greatly when the free-agent market opens on July 5.
It should be noted that a new deal for Tippett doesn't necessarily mean the City of Glendale is set to approve a new lease agreement with RSE. if the deal fails, Seattle has been rumored as a possible Plan B. Tippett’s oldest daughter, Nicole, lives there and has two sons. That would make Seattle a very attractive option for Tippett and his wife, Wendy.
Son of a *****. Everything has to have a catch now.