Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 2/28/13
How much longer will NHL hockey be in the Arizona desert?  After selling out opening night the Phoenix Coyotes played before a crowd of less than 9,000 people.  In a butts in the seats league, that's a huge problem.  The Phoenix Coyotes have one of the league's newest arenas that is on par with just about anyone in the league; including the Minnesota Wild.  Yet people don't show up; they don't want to make the 30-minute commute outside of Phoenix to Glendale to watch them play.  The Coyotes in many ways are about being guilty of bad timing.  After relocating from Winnipeg, the team did have some good initial success.  But then the drop off came and the team went nearly a decade before making the post season under current Coach Dave Tippett.  Yet despite the Coyotes success under Tippett the crowds have been fleeting at best.  The seemingly never ending drama over the fact the team continously finds ways not to be sold.  The latest is the failed attempt by Greg Jamison to buy the clu...
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