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At this rate Mobile, Alabama will end up with an NHL team before Quebec City does. Houston is most likely next through more expansion or relocation. It would be so Jeremy Jacobish to convince Bettman and the other cartel members to relocate the Senators to Houston. I've come to the conclusion that the Arizona Coyotes will never move. 

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NHL announces that Slava Voynov has been officially suspended for the 2019-20 season, and his eligibility will be restored no earlier than July 1, 2020. Voynov had been suspended indefinitely since Oct. 20, 2014. Despite previously terminating his contract, the Kings still retain his rights.

 

On Oct. 19, 2014, Voynov punched, kicked and choked his wife and smashed her head into a TV screen. On July 2, 2015, Voynov pleaded no contest misdemeanor, served 90 days in jail, payed a fine, and was "voluntarily deported" to Russia to serve his three-year probation. Upon the end of three-year term, his charges were dismissed in 2018 and had a hearing with the NHL on March 21.

 

Voynov served his probation by signing a 3-year/$4.5M per deal with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL. The 30-year-old defenseman showed remorse for his actions by scoring 20 goals and 47 points in 110 games and winning the 2017 Gagarin Cup and 2018 Olympic gold medal. It doesn't seem like he played in the KHL this season.

 

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Which team will be dumb enough to sign him?

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So at least a six-year suspension? For a misdemeanor charge? 90 days in jail? It's a joke, and that's not an endorsement of what he did. He should be suspended from the NHL for 90 days and in jail for six years. Looking to sports leagues for justice lets prosecutors off the hook.

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The 3 lottery winners got leaked and posted on Twitter 20 minutes before the winners were announced. Only the NHL would manage to let this happen.

 

 

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4 hours ago, the admiral said:

Almost no support for the Nordiques among fans anymore, who either like to be know-it-alls about GDPs and metro populations, or are so in love with the woke/extremely-online Sun Belt teams that they can't see straight.

It’s like all of these people have forgotten how much better the NHL is off having the Winnipeg Jets instead of the Atlanta Thrashers. 

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4 hours ago, the admiral said:

Deadspin on the NHL and Quebec City: https://deadspin.com/whos-keeping-the-nhl-out-of-quebec-city-1833781497

 

Nothing new to us in the article -- in fact, the author omitted the role we suspect Jeremy Jacobs to have in keeping the league out -- but what's really interesting is the comment section and how thoroughly public opinion has turned against Quebec. Almost no support for the Nordiques among fans anymore, who either like to be know-it-alls about GDPs and metro populations, or are so in love with the woke/extremely-online Sun Belt teams that they can't see straight.

 

You're going to need to show your work there. That's not how I read the comment section at all. There's a couple of those comments, yes, but also plenty of support for Canadian NHL franchises in general.

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On 4/9/2019 at 1:53 PM, Wings said:

At this rate Mobile, Alabama will end up with an NHL team before Quebec City does. Houston is most likely next through more expansion or relocation. It would be so Jeremy Jacobish to convince Bettman and the other cartel members to relocate the Senators to Houston. I've come to the conclusion that the Arizona Coyotes will never move. 

I completely disagree. The NHL gets to sell the markets, regardless of viewership in them, as part of their TV deal. Atlanta (a larger market) wouldn't have moved if it hadn't had more complicated factors, and the league wasn't already neck-deep in keeping Phoenix (smaller than ATL) afloat.

 

With it being a larger market than PHX, I think Houston is the only way the Coyotes actually move, for the foreseeable future.

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Didn't he fail a background check to buy the Atlanta Hawks? Sounds like our kind of guy.

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Just give it another 2-3 years and the NHL and Coyotes will be looking for a new owner but won’t be going anywhere.

 

At this rate, the Yotes will outlive us all.

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

Didn't he fail a background check to buy the Atlanta Hawks? Sounds like our kind of guy.

His Hawks bid in 2011 was his third attempt to buy a sports franchise.

 

He is an owner of a few casinos too, but the Culinary Union had issues with him last year over his purchase of the SLS Casino in Las Vegas.

 

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Since then, we have found more information that raises further questions about Mr. Meruelo’s financial suitability and integrity to own and operate the SLS Las Vegas:

1.Last March, Commercial Bank of California, where Alex Meruelo is a founder and a member of the board of directors, extended a $13 million loan to a Miami company facing foreclosure due to an unpaid $34 million loan. The Miami company was (and still is) controlled by Richard Meruelo, who is Alex’s brother and has a history of business failures.

2.During the course of a tax court case against Alex Meruelo and his wife, it was revealed that they were using an offshore tax shelter that was related to a criminal investigation.

3.A group of EB-5 investors in the SLS Las Vegas filed a lawsuit alleging fraud against the SLS and other parties and seeking, among other things, an injunction of the sale of the SLS to Alex Meruelo.

 

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On 4/9/2019 at 1:53 PM, Wings said:

I've come to the conclusion that the Arizona Coyotes will never move. 

 

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Figured I’d drop this here, see if it starts any discussion:

 

 

The 99-00 contracts adjusted for inflation:

 

Jagr: $15.466 mil

O'Neal: $25.43 mil

Belle: $17.697 mil

Aikman: $15.987 mil

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On 6/10/2019 at 4:06 PM, the admiral said:

Didn't he fail a background check to buy the Atlanta Hawks? Sounds like our kind of guy.

 

On 6/10/2019 at 6:37 PM, dfwabel said:

His Hawks bid in 2011 was his third attempt to buy a sports franchise.

 

He is an owner of a few casinos too, but the Culinary Union had issues with him last year over his purchase of the SLS Casino in Las Vegas.

 

He's too perfect for the NHL.

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Salary and average annual value is not an apples-to-apples comparison but it's still fairly interesting.

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