What? The city of Glendale has come to their senses? Did they recently hire an actual accountant to manage their finances?
The only thing that PISSES me off about this is that the Jets never should have left Winnipeg. This was a farce from day one. The Jets deserve their franchise history back.
Totally agree. I've been reading a number of articles this morning as far as the direct plan of the NHL there hasn't been anything said. A number of Yotes supporters believe the team should play downtown. Although the conditions there aren't the best, but with two major teams there the new arena the Suns seek could maybe be accomplished. Apparently the youth hockey programs in the Phoenix area are doing quite well. The loss of a team there would have a neg effect.
Yes, as much as I hate Gary, he does deserve a lot of credit for growing our sport in many, many cities. I'm sure he will someday reside in the Builders section of the Hall of Fame, and (God I hate saying this..!) deservedly so.
The NHL wants to maintain a presence in as many top media markets as possible. Let's not forget that the network that distributes their product is owned by an NHL owner.
Currently they have 14 of the top 20 media markets. Losing Phoenix (#12) would drop them to 13.
Picking up Seattle (#14) makes it somewhat of a wash.
Picking up Kansas City (#32) or Vegas (#42) not so much.