Why The Phoenix Coyotes Will Never Succeed

May 11th, 2010 by Matt Eichel Leave a reply »
Forgive me if I'm a little passionate about this absurd matter of hockey in the desert, but please, let me elaborate.

The Phoenix Coyotes are a team that have never turned a profit since their move from Winnipeg in 1996.

They are predicted to loose another $20 million this upcoming season.

They lost a reported $35 million during the 2008-09 season.

So then, why are they still in the desert?

Gary Bettman's deranged view of how sane, good, and economical hockey business works has gone beyond all comprehensible credit.

The Jobing.com Arena seats 17,799 and based on the fact that the Coyotes averaged a league worst 11,989 per game while drawing more fans when they were on the road (16,986), there comes the questions again: Why are they still in the desert?

Here's why.

Phoenix has a population of 1.5 million people.  If you add in the larger metropolitan area of Phoenix and there is the 12th largest American metro area with 4.3 million people.

Bettman sees the potential for hockey to work there because of potential fans.

Potential fans sit down in potential Jobin ...

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