Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Coyotes stay put...for now

From where I sit it looks like the Phoenix Coyotes are staying in Arizona...

Or is that the Arizona Coyotes are staying in Phoenix? Or Glendale? I think. In any case, I'm so relieved this is over with. It's great that the City of Glendale has made a commitment to keeping a money losing franchise locked up for the next 5 years...which should be enough time for Seattle to get a new rink built so the Coyotes won't have to play in Key Arena. Glendale City Council can't afford emergency services, and they continue throwing good money after bad.  A new stadium is on the way in Edmonton. City Council here had lengthy debates about money potentially being spent in other areas, however there won't be cuts to services. Firefighters and Edmonton Police are still getting their share of the budget. Taxes aren't going up. It should also be pointed out...the Oilers suck! They haven't made the playoffs since 2006. And it's the toughest ticket in town. The Coyotes went to the conference final last season and missed the playoffs this year by 4 points...and they can't get anyone to attend! After getting a sell out on opening night, only 8,355 people bothered to show up 3 days later. So, I'm glad the Coyotes are staying in Glendale. It will give Seattle time to properly get ready for their team in 5 years.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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