Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coyotes will be in Hamilton Kansas City Quebec City Seattle staying in Glendale

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 18:  Adrian Aucoin #33 of the Phoenix Coyotes walks past fans onto the ice for warm ups to Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Detroit Red Wings during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 18, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The NHL says there has been no sale of the Phoenix Coyotes.

But Dave Zorn of Metro Networks Arizona had reported that former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison was approved by the NHL to purchase the Coyotes. Former Coyotes star, Jeremy Roenick, is reportedly part of Jamison's group. Jerry Reinsdorf may also be involved.

As in the past money may be the issue that kills the deal. The NHL was to recover the money they put into the franchise and no seems to want to pay that price for a team in the Arizona desert. There can be no concession of the type promised Matthew Hulsizer as they created all kinds of legal issues and potential law suits.

Recently Seattle had jumped ahead of Quebec City as a possible location for an NHL franchise. The city has been discussing the possibility of building a new arena to house both NBA and NHL teams. No owners have been identified though.

Members of the Phoenix Coyotes Coalition are saying they would celebrate when they heard it from the NHL, the current owners of the team.

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