The Phoenix Coyotes have been linked to several cities for relocation.
There could be another possibility if the City of Glendale and an ownership group can't come to an agreement: going dark for the 2013-2014 season.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman didn't deny that the Coyotes -- a franchise that has been under league control for three years -- could go on hiatus.
"There are a myriad of options," Bettman told reporters before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at United Center on Wednesday. "Obviously we'll have lots of choices, options and decisions. At the time, if we get to that point, and hopefully we won't, then we'll focus on which one is the best."
Could Bettman be bluffing? Possibly, but the league appears to have no interest in running the team another season.
Bettman denied there is a strict deadline to come to an agreement with a new owner along with the City of Glendale, which owns Jobing.com Arena. But Bettman mentioned a couple of important dates upcoming: a Glendale ...