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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dave Tippett exudes a Zen-like calm in most conversations with the media. It must be serving him well in these chaotic times.
Tippett will become the most attractive coaching candidate in the NHL in two weeks, but he cant talk to teams while he is still under contract through June 30 with the Phoenix Coyotes. His stated preference is to stay in Phoenix, but he has no idea if the team will be in Phoenix in another month, he has no idea if its ownership will be stable and solvent enough to make the necessary improvements the roster requires, and he has no idea where the team might be headed if it does leave Arizona.
To top it off, the list of coaching vacancies is dwindling. The Colorado Avalanche introduced Patrick Roy as their coach three weeks ago, the Edmonton Oilers hired Dallas Eakins last week, the Pittsburgh Penguins gave Dan Bylsma a two-year extension a day later and, on Saturday, news leaked that the New York Rangers will hire deposed Vancouver Canucks co...
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Even with another hairsplitting offseason underway, the Phoenix Coyotes continued to operate as normal, signing coach Dave Tippett to a multi-year contract to stay with the club.
I’m not much of a hockey fan. The last time I watched the Stanley Cup finals on TV, Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier were teammates. Even then I was more or less unaware of my (then) hometown team let alone any nuance or strategy involved in the sport. Back then it seemed like Washington was too warm a place for hockey and, well, I was pretty close to right. Even though Landover...
Per Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, the Phoenix Coyotes...Or Seattle whatevers, depending on what the Glendale City Council decides next week, are attempting to retain the services of coach Dave Tippett:
#Coyotes contract offer to Dave Tippett pending sale of the team, believed 2 be similar to #Rangers agreement with Alain Vigneault. 5yr 10M
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) June 18, 2013
One way or another, the Phoenix Coyotes' fate will be determined by June 26th of this year, and, as the Globe and Mail's David Shoalts suggests, the NHL won't be making the call:
The fate of the Phoenix Coyotes is now in the hands of the (mostly) new city council of suburban Glendale.
A tentative lease agreement with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, headed...
According to a report courtesy David Sanchirico of Sports Illustrated via NBC affiliate King 5, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, admitted that he has held discussions with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, about possibly bringing the Phoenix Coyotes to the city.
The mayor says he has already held talks with investors about bringing the embattled franchise to the northwest, where they would...
Chris Daniels is on top of it again...
All of the HQ's talk about Seattle being an under-seated Plan B for the Phoenix Coyotes is now out there again...
Daniels caught up with the mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn, whose response was understandably wary and tempered...
Welcome to your Monday, Phoenix...
Mark Brown of Bleacher Report has the lowdown...
The saga of the Phoenix Coyotes may finally be coming to an end. Gary Bettman and the leadership of the NHL, which has inexplicably fought to keep the Coyotes in the desert, may have finally reached the end of their rope. It has been widely reported that if the potential buyer for the Coyotes who actually wants to keep the Yotes in Arizona - Renaissance Sports and Entertainment...
In the Puck Daddy section, Sean Leahy now seemingly has more details on the Phoenix Coyotes situation...
Let's back track a few days here to Mike Sunnucks work in the Phoenix Business Journal...
Thursday's article had Glendale's concerns over the deal with Renaissance:
• The lack of equity and personal investments from Renaissance...