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Old 08-05-2009   #3
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Trying to but people dont realize that there are people here in AZ that put their entire lives into the Coyotes like any other sports fans and its scary yet making us mad. There was one guy from Winnipeg i was talking to that had a good idea.

This was on a comment board that we people were discussing with the news

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The whole quandry....and ego trip that Jim B and Gary B are on, should really not be confused with a solid stance by the NHL for hockey in Arizona. The financial bleeding is unsustainable, for either the coyotes, any owner, the NHL, the NHLPA or the fans, as crisis management will eventually lose out and the inevitable will happen. The coyotes will cease to exist. The NHLPA and the NHL will realize (they both already know) that the failure of solid and secure ownership to bring cash to the pool at the end of the day, will force the board of govenors to side with the forces that want the coyotes gone, if not today, then tommorrow.

One might think that this puts the ball in Jim's court, right now, but it doesn't really since the "Southern Ontario " clause exists. It lets Jim have an exit to blame on the league, who has a strong constitution that supports the denial of the terms of the offer based on this clause. Gary is an ego guy, as well, that will not allow 1 guy to dictate how the league will run. So...we end up in a stalemate, that drags the coyotes fans through the muck for a couple more years and eventually, the fans lose the team anyway to some other city, as determined bby the NHL, at their price, not by Jim B.

Solution to all problems is simple. Check the egos at the door, sit down for a beer and work this out like Hockey men. Gary allows the Coyotes to be bankrupt and go to Jim for 212 million, NHL gets their money back and JIm gets his team. Jim then must pay the NHL 150 million to locate in the Southern, Ontario market, this pays off Toronto and Buffalo (100/50 split). Gary then grants an expansion team to Arizona for whatever the sox owner wants to pay, lets say, fair value 125 million, on the condition that they play in Glendale, this saves Gary's face for the negotiations he has been making with both Glendale and the Sox dude. The 125 million is split between the 27 other franchises. The Arena lease is negotiated so that the new owner can make money, while the rent simply covers the mortgage the city has, so a gain vs a potential loss for Glendale. Gary stays true to all his partners, Owners, NHLPA, Glendale, the fans and the sox guy. They call the team the Arizona Roadrunners.

Wait a second.....now we have 31 teams.....odd numbers suck and don't make great schedules....The NHL grants 1 more Expansion Franchise to Winnipeg for the same 125 Million (thanks Mark Chipman, I know I can count on your support). This money is divided among the Owners again (except Buffalo, Toronto, Hamilton and the Roadrunners).
Everyone wins, Each Owner gets 9 million, the NHLPA now has 50 more players as paying members, Arizona fans have a team that can operate under a business model that at least has a chance to make money, so in theory the new owner can make money, Jim has his prize in his market, Gary can say "he screwed"Jim outta another 150 million, the city of Glendale has a building that has a tenant and pays the mortgage, Winnipeg gets a team back, that the desperately deserve. The NHL has 2 more Canadian teams to use in negotiations for the only lucrative TV agreement and the overall health of the league just rose.
EVERYONE WINS.....Why the hell not, we all deserve to win and this is a chance that will only happen once for all the concerned parties. This is an opportunity to have this whole disaster turn out to be a perfect storm for all of us. Seems simple.
Its too good to be true so it will never happen, but if it did id be more than happy. The coyotes moving there would create a HUGE rivalry between our two teams and would make for a great atmosphere. Only change id make is Roadrunners get signed contracts with current players of the coyotes, like Doan or Jovo which are faces of the team and ICONS of AZ. I think it would be the fresh start hockey needs here in AZ. Hopefully the Coyotes stay and under the new management can win, which is just as good, but idk he has a point if they dont start winning soon its going to happen sooner or later.
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