Phoenix Coyotes Will Likely Learn Their Future Within a Week

December 7th, 2010 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »
The life support monitor—dormant for decades past—appears to have sprung to life.

Riding into the desert on his white horse, with wallet open and heart pounding, Matthew Hulsizer is now on site to save the franchise from extinction.

After meeting with the NHL Board of Governors Dec. 6, outlining his qualifications for owning the Coyotes and displaying his a passion for hockey, Hulsizer could emerge as eventual winner in this protracted soap opera.

For a franchise emerging in the league standings but drowning in red ink, the end of a very traumatic experience could be at end.

The league placed a Dec. 31st deadline for a buyer to step forward, and have the franchise remain in Glendale, Ariz.

Since the NHL took over the Coyotes operations in summer of 2009, many have suggested a myriad of solutions, from moving the franchise to dissolving the team and offering a dispersal draft for its players.

Still Hulsizer, 40, said he is willing to drop substantial sums of money, in addition to his initial $175 million to buy the team, to make ho ...

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