Coyote Ugly: Jets Should Land in Winnipeg, but Not with Dogs Aboard

May 10th, 2010 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
Their season began with turmoil and uncertainty, yet the Phoenix Coyotes somehow found a way to put everything behind them and just focus on playing hockey, finishing with a franchise-best 50-25-7.

Now, the Coyotes' future in Arizona is once again being questioned, as Canadian billionaire David Thomson is waiting to see if he will be able to buy the team and bring them back to Winnipeg.

With the city of Glendale's politicians set to meet and discuss a proposed tax to help the club payoff a $14.7 million deficit, the chances of taxpayers' money being used to help a struggling sports franchise is about as likely as Oprah gracing the cover of the next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Especially when the entire country is still amidst a recession.

And, while I as a Canadian would like nothing more than to see the Jets return to Winnipeg, you have to feel for the Desert Dogs who are coming off an unbelievable season.

Let's face it, the NHL should have never pulled out of Manitoba to begin with. Though I understand the reasons they felt the need to. With no arena and no corporate support, there was very little choice but ...

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