The Future of Hockey in Arizona Is Getting More and More Confusing

March 13th, 2010 by Juan Sarinas Leave a reply »
Early in 2010, probably a month or so ago, a group named Ice Edge Holdings had announced that they were putting forth a letter of intent to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes from the NHL (who currently owns the franchise), and as a result keep it in Phoenix (aside from their intent of playing 5 home games a year in Saskatoon up in Saskatchewan, which is alright by me as long as they play the other 36 games in Phoenix) instead of seeing the franchise moving their full-time operations to a city in Canada like Winnipeg or Hamilton.

\Coupled with the Coyotes playing fantastic and above-their-heels at the time and easing their way into playoff contention, that marked such great times to be a fan of a franchise so beleagured and so synonymos with losing and relocation rumors. However, with the calendar year now at the midpoint of March, despite the Coyotes making themselves a much more legitimate team with some spectacular trades during the trade deadline, the future for hockey in the Phoenix-area is just shaky and cloudy - thanks to multiple factors.

Suddenly, as the year has turned to March, we just aren't that sure that the Coyotes will be staying in Arizona for a l ...

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