Found June 27, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
With the Coyotes' ownership saga stealing all the headlines, GM Don Maloney, assistant GM Brad Treliving and coach Dave Tippett slipped quietly out of the state this week to attend Sundays NHL Draft. Well have more on that event on Friday, but Maloney and Treliving both addressed the Coyotes free-agent situation before they left. Heres a quick update on the teams key unrestricted and restricted free agents. UFAs Goalie Mike Smith: Maloney, Treliving and goalie coach Sean Burke met with Smith and his agent, Kurt Overhardt, last week in Vancouver, but Overhardt has repeatedly made it clear his client will not consider re-signing with Phoenix until the ownership saga is resolved. We have a better idea where he stands and vice versa, Maloney said. Were still kind of working through some things to see if theres a gap that can be bridged or if theres a point of no return. The good news, if there was any good news from the lockout, is that with free agency starting July 5, weve got a l...

Glendale city council to force July 2 vote on Coyotes deal

Some time during the Glendale City Councils executive session on Tuesday afternoon, the coalition of council members in favor of a Arena lease deal with Renaissance Sports and Entertainment (RSE) fell apart.They lost faith in all of the information they'd been comfortable with -- swayed by a communications blitz of repackaged concerns spearheaded by Mayor Jerry Weiers...

Coyotes closer to learning ownership fate

A lease agreement between a prospective owner of the Phoenix Coyotes and the City of Glendale is still in doubt with a vote less than a week away. The NHL, which has operated the Coyotes for four years, has agreed to sell the franchise to Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, but the deal is contingent upon completing a lease agreement with the city for Arena. In a...

Renaissance Requests July 2 Endgame On Arena

Here is a release from RSE, in full, from Fox Arizona's Craig Morgan (@cmorganfoxaz), where Renaissance wants to see this whole thing come to a positive result... RENAISSANCE REQUESTS ARENA LEASE PROPOSAL BE SENT TO GLENDALE CITY COUNCIL; JULY 2ND “YES” VOTE WOULD KEEP COYOTES IN ARIZONA GLENDALE, ARIZ. – The four-year saga surrounding Arena and the Phoenix...

Talk Of City Of Glendale Purchasing Part Of The Coyotes

from Darrell Jackson of the Glendale Star, The proposal by an outside source that would allow the City of Glendale to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes became clearer in specifics as to how the city could purchase part of the team in new documents obtained by The Glendale Star. An unnamed source within the city manager’s office said the city did reach out for more information...

Drafting for need not paramount for Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. If you are conditioned to viewing pro sports leagues drafts through an NFL or NBA lens, its easy to get caught up in the quandary of drafting for need versus drafting the best available player. In the National Hockey League, that really isnt a problem. So when you assess the Coyotes roster this weekend and think, "Wow, they sure need some centers and scoring...
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