Found June 29, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Paul Giblin of the Arizona Republic, Negotiations to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona fell to a new level of chaos Friday evening, with both Glendale officials and the team’s prospective owners saying they cannot overcome their latest impasse. Unless the sides somehow overcome their differences during the next few days, the Coyotes’ fate seems sealed. Call in the moving vans. Destination: unknown. The impasse arose Friday during what was supposed to be a public workshop to discuss a proposed agreement between the council and the prospective team owner, IceArizona, an investment group headed by partners doing business as Renaissance Sports & Entertainment. The agreement is for IceArizona to use and manage Arena. But council members revealed during the hearing that earlier that day they had devised a counterproposal. Specifically, they wanted a five-year out clause that mirrored provisions IceArizona executive had given themselves. continued

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Mike Smith Staying With The Coyotes

#Coyotes and Mike Smith have agreed to a six-year contract in principle, according to a source close to the negotiations. — Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) June 30, 2013   Smith's contract has an AAV of $5.67 million. Approval from the NHL is expected to come today. — Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) June 30, 2013
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