The future of the Coyotes franchise...

MigratingOsprey

Thank You Paul!
Joined
Jul 20, 2003
Posts
13,501
Reaction score
5,876
Location
Goodyear
Unforced error.

Bad move to begin with.
Yeah, the whole "the coyotes never called me to talk about a specific item that is involved in the $80m - $100m infrastructure portion of the land bid, which doesn't happen for 2 months and they haven't won yet for an project in a separate city" isn't exactly great either
 

puckhead

Waxing Gibbous
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2005
Posts
16,440
Reaction score
15,007
Location
Moment, AZ
More and more it sounds like Arizona is getting an expansion team if the coyote leave.oof

Could be, but until I see a quote from the league or Meruelo, I'm content to wait until the auction. An eternity in Internet-time, I know, but crapping on the Yotes is an annual tradition when the season winds down. Get your clickety-clicks while you can!
 

puckhead

Waxing Gibbous
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2005
Posts
16,440
Reaction score
15,007
Location
Moment, AZ
Also notice how the original Scottsdale Mayor comment went national but nary a peep about the less foreboding "clarification" he put out soon after. People are still running with the first statement and he's not even the mayor of the city that's being considered for the arena project. Tells you everything you need to know about this story and the coverage it will receive.
 

Mulli

...
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2004
Posts
52,529
Reaction score
4,594
Location
Generational
Could be, but until I see a quote from the league or Meruelo, I'm content to wait until the auction. An eternity in Internet-time, I know, but crapping on the Yotes is an annual tradition when the season winds down. Get your clickety-clicks while you can!
IT AINT RIGHT!
 

Lefty

ASFN Icon
Joined
Jul 4, 2002
Posts
12,516
Reaction score
871
It will really suck that in a few years this team is going to be very good. I will still be a fan if they are in Utah next year.
 

Yuma

Suns are my Kryptonite!
Joined
Jan 3, 2003
Posts
21,436
Reaction score
10,947
Location
Laveen, AZ
I was in Nevada when they got The Golden Knights. An expansion team like that hit the ground running. My only concern is I am assuming the current ownership will be leading that charge. I have mixed feelings on that. On one hand they hired a GM that was rebuilding the franchise in a sustainable way. Which I liked. However, the arena snafu, the mishandling of Glendale where they could have stayed until they got a new arena was awful. John Gambadoro was saying behind the scenes the NHL did NOT want the Yotes to make the playoffs and be playing in the Mullet. Gambo also said realistically we are looking at three seasons down the road before the new arena opens. The NHL does not want that to happen. Ideally, this "could" be a fresh start for hockey in the valley.
 

AZCB34

ASFN Icon
Joined
Sep 23, 2002
Posts
14,176
Reaction score
5,957
Location
Mesa, AZ
I hope the voters of Tempe are thrilled.

They got to keep their landfill. Treasure that land fellas.
Don’t blame the people who voted. Their voices were heard. Blame all those who didn’t vote.
 

Brian in Mesa

Advocatus Diaboli
Super Moderator
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
May 13, 2002
Posts
71,427
Reaction score
21,995
Location
The Dark Side
So, if the team does in fact leave for good for Utah and we get an expansion team - would the name Coyotes stay in Arizona? Utah Coyotes wouldn't make much sense, IMHO.
 

Lefty

ASFN Icon
Joined
Jul 4, 2002
Posts
12,516
Reaction score
871
I doubt Arizona will be offered an expansion team. Quebec, Houston & Kansas City are the favorites. Plus, there is no arena for an expansion team.
 

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
542,789
Posts
5,313,412
Members
6,290
Latest member
stbmd
Top