Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 9/4/12

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes awaits a face off against the San Jose Sharks during the preseason NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on September 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
If youre a Coyotes fan, youre immune to disappointment. Your well of hope runs deeper than Jim Balsillies pockets the old ones. You react to deadlines like Bain Capital reacts to dips in the market. You boast more patience than Mahatma Gandhi. But how will you react if the sale of this club is not completed in the next 10 days? How will you react if your first taste of postseason success is followed by an owner-imposed lockout on Sept. 15? How will you react if captain Shane Doan finally walks away from the only franchise hes ever known because he has to sign a contract under the current collective bargaining agreement, not knowing what the new one will bring? Will you stay, or will you finally have had enough? Its been a long, hard road for hockey in the Valley. We waited a decade and a half for our first playoff series win. Ditto for our first division title. Weve had too many owners, too many bad management decisions, too many underachieving or over-the-hill players and too f...
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