Well that qualifier stings a bit but still good news! Well at least for Coyote nation this counts as good news. I mean c'mon who are we to expect FULL ON good news?!?! That's just asking for way too much.
The thing that sticks out to me is the fact that by doing this, hes has essentially taken himself off the market. He basically has a deal in principle, they are just waiting to put a signature on the paper. That tells me right there that he has more faith than not that the Coyotes are staying. He obviously knows more than us and the media, so I think this is encouraging.
I know a lot of us thought the same thing after Doan signed, only to be disappointed. So I'm still under the assumption that if it happens, it happens...but until there is a presser of Bettman handing over the keys, it's not happening.
Reports indicate that Dallas will hire Lindy Ruff as coach. If that happens, and if the Rangers and Canucks follow through on Vigneault and Tortorella, respectively, there is no where for Tippett to go.