Found December 04, 2012 on With Leather:
This is probably the least important story of all time, but it’s about the NHL and has nothing to do with the goddamn lockout, so I’m writing about it: the Phoenix Coyotes are considering a name change.That would be pretty big news if they were relocating, or even if they were losing the alternating clip-art/art deco coyote logos and calling themselves something late 2000s like the PHOENIX CLASHEZ or whatever, but nope, they’re dropping the Phoenix to become the “Arizona Coyotes”. Because seriously, they’ve been playing in Glendale for like a decade.HOCKEY NEWS GO!Mike Nealy, the president and COO of the team, told XTRA Sports 910 yesterday that there’s a “high probability” the name-change will happen, maybe even next year.Speaking to how they’re going to keep the excitement for the team going — since there’s a lockout going on, and all — Nealy said the phrase “we’re here to stay” will be among the “messages” the organization’s going to use in media spots. (via Phoenix N
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