Wouldn't have had the second strike if ESPN didn't blackball the league/sport.
wouldn't have had espn drop the league if they hadn't had the first one. they have no one to blame but themselves for the lack of popularity right now. or should we blame nbc, too, since prior to this last strike, they were televising a lot more nhl than they've bothered with this season?
If you think the NHL is not currently greasing the skids to move the Phoenix Coyotes, you’re kidding yourself. Yes, the league would prefer to keep the team in Glendale for reasons that almost nobody can fathom, but the behind-the-scenes work that could see the Coyotes move is furious at the moment.
When commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly met the media at the league’s state of the union address prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, they acknowledged that the team they’ve been working so hard and spent so many millions of dollars in legal fees to keep in the desert might be gone as early as this summer.
So now the focus is on the landing spot. And unfortunately for the good people of Quebec City, the tea leaves aren’t saying the Coyotes will land in La Belle Province. If the Coyotes move, speculation is they will relocate to Seattle for a variety of reasons.
Moving to Seattle would keep the Coyotes in the west and maintain the integrity of realignment. It would also give the NHL an opportunity to get a foothold in the new $490 million arena that is going to be built in Seattle before the National Basketball Association moves in.
Two of my best friends have moved to Seattle in the past year. I'm helping another friend move out there in August (road trip from Jersey!). If they get a NHL team, I may have to start applying to jobs at Amazon.
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