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Not sure if posted yet, but...

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=395274

Yes, nine posts above yours.

A tentative deal? Haven't we been to this dance before?

Yeah, like 50 times. If the past is any indicator, this means two things:

1) The deal WILL fall through, but not in enough time to get the team moved.

2) As a result of the Coyotes staying in the desert for yet another season, another team is gonna get sacrificed to Canada.

It's been my gut feeling for months that this was gonna be the most likely scenario. Looks like it's gonna happen, again.

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Honestly, what's everybody's issue if a legitimate owner willing to take over and run the team buys the Coyotes and keeps them in Glendale? If it's true, I'm happy they're finding a legitimate owner who can hopefully make it work.

Because the "legitimate owner who can make it work" can only make it work through enough financial subsidies from a municipality that would in turn cripple said municipality.

That's the issue. The market is not independently viable. I'm pretty sure they're still going to post an actual financial loss at the end of a Cup run despite a bare-bonesed roster.

That said, I wonder if your sentiment would persist if you realized that barring a Phoenix move, we're going to be seeing the unveiling of the Quebec Nordiques 2.0, formerly known as the Columbus Blue Jackets. It's different when your team is in the firing line.

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Not sure if posted yet, but...

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=395274

Yes, nine posts above yours.

A tentative deal? Haven't we been to this dance before?

Yes, and at this point, a tentative deal carries all the positive certainty of the all-conference mathlete announcing his intentions to bang the prom queen. This is just something to juice ticket sales for the next round. Wake me when pen gets put to paper and Goldwater holds back their lawyers.

who will be the sacrificial lamb so the yotes can stay one more year.

If we end up with Les Blues, or Les Vestes Blues next season, this garage league isn't getting a damn dime from me. But hey, the league might take care of that for me this summer during the CBA talks.

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I really think right now. The only way that Quebec, Seattle or Markham.... is through expansion. And there probably isn't enough, actually forget probably. I know that the talent isn't there.

Even though Bettman would love 32 teams.

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In case anyone isn't picking up on it being a joke, the Blues ownership situation being finalized was supposedly waiting on the end of their run. Numerous sources saying an announcement is coming within a week. That situation has earned skepticism itself of course, though there's never been steps back. Just lots of tiny ones forward.

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In case anyone isn't picking up on it being a joke, the Blues ownership situation being finalized was supposedly waiting on the end of their run. Numerous sources saying an announcement is coming within a week. That situation has earned skepticism itself of course, though there's never been steps back. Just lots of tiny ones forward.

With what we have seen over the past three years, I think everyone means it only half-jokingly. Nothing would surprise us when it comes to this clown college of a league.

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In case anyone isn't picking up on it being a joke, the Blues ownership situation being finalized was supposedly waiting on the end of their run. Numerous sources saying an announcement is coming within a week. That situation has earned skepticism itself of course, though there's never been steps back. Just lots of tiny ones forward.

With what we have seen over the past three years, I think everyone means it only half-jokingly. Nothing would surprise us when it comes to this clown college of a league.

This is very true.

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This still relies on the city giving away money they don't have and wouldn't be allowed to give if they did have it. This sounds like another dog and pony show, just like when Hulsizer was "just about" to buy the team. Great seats still available.

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So if someone actually buys the team with a deal that will actually work out long term....can we still joke about turning jobing.com into a parking lot? It could also become an outlet mall, or better yet a flea market.

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This still relies on the city giving away money they don't have and wouldn't be allowed to give if they did have it. This sounds like another dog and pony show, just like when Hulsizer was "just about" to buy the team. Great seats still available.

Yeah, that and the fact that Jamison's name was tied to the deal before Jamison himself was, this whole thing sounds fishy. Also that the timing of the moves have coincided with pushes to sell more (no doubt highly expensive) playoff tickets - it's all very reminiscent of the Hulsizer nonsense during the last playoff run.

One wonders who is safe and who is not safe from being the sacrificial lamb. Someone should list from least likely to most likely - I didn't really see the Thrashers going until it happened last year.

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Other than the Coyotes, I don't think there are any emergencies right now. The Blues are finally about to be sold. The Blue Jackets got their bailout creatively financed public-private partnership. The Devils are going to file for bankruptcy but they won't be moved. Again, Winnipeg got their team because the arena manager in Atlanta said it would not host an NHL team in its building anymore and so they had nowhere to go but Winnipeg or liquidation. I don't see an analogue to that situation. The NHL could theoretically own the Phoenix team forever if having a hockey team in Phoenix at all costs is really the most important thing in sports history as they've made it out to be.

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So if someone actually buys the team with a deal that will actually work out long term....can we still joke about turning jobing.com into a parking lot? It could also become an outlet mall, or better yet a flea market.

They should pull a Houston and turn it to an evangelical church.

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Just arrived at Westgate. Half of the parking lots got repaved today, so they're blocked off... Awesome.

Though it does seem like Thera more people here early compared to previous games. We'll see.

NOTE 1: Outaide te entrance in this Whiteout party area, we have an absolutely AWFUL rock cover band. They're just covering random rock songs, and this girl singing... Ugh... Just ugh... At least they have beer vendors and the Caps/Rangers game on a big screen on the arena.

NOTE 2: They aren't showing the announcement live in the arena. I couldnt stand being outside anymore haha, so I had hope it's be on in here. Not though. Don't know about outside. I suspect they'll get to it during the game.

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