Pirates to announce affiliation extension with Coyotes
Pirates to announce affiliation extension with Coyotes By Chris Roy | Updated: May 6, 2014
PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates plan to hold a press conference on Wednesday at the Cumberland County Civic Center where they’ll announce a one-year extension on their affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League’s Phoenix Coyotes.
A one year extension???? No there's a nhl team looking to leave portland if I ever saw one.........why not 3 years like is the norm???
no, GC, you can extend at any time for any length, the reason it's up now is because as wildcat said, the original PDC was shortened by a year, when the lease negotiations blew up last September. the Coyotes actually hurt San Antonio by letting the PDC Expire....
we had 5 teams looking at Portland in 2011, including Anaheim, who ended up going to Norfolk via Syracuse.
the reason Calgary's franchise has the 3+ 2 1 yr renewals, is the same reason they had the 5 +5, that they were just bought out of in Abbotsford.
Phoenix/Arizona isn't looking to leave, it might be extended longer but it depends on whether or when "Western Expansion"occurs whether it's past 2016, even the AHL itself is preparing for it in case it does happen.