Gary Bettman Denies Report Arizona Coyotes Will Move to Las Vegas

June 30th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Arizona Coyotes may soon have a new owner, but according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, the team will not be changing zip codes. 

While the New York Post's Josh Kosman reported "the NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move the team to Las Vegas giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said," Bettman swiftly refuted that notion. 

Fox Sports Arizona's Craig Morgan passed along responses from the commissioner and team owner Anthony LeBlanc: 

Despite the prospective Las Vegas franchise having obtained the 10,000 season-ticket deposits necessary for relocation under William Foley, according to Kosman, the organization remained adamant regarding the future of the Coyotes in the Southwest. 

"The Coyotes are committed to playing in Arizona," a Coyotes spokesman said, according to Kosman. 

Foley is reportedly targeting the 2016-17 campaign as the franchise's inaugural season in Sin City, but there are evidently plenty of hurdles that need to be cleared. Kosman also noted 2016 ...

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