Done deal to save the coyotes?

TV here is reporting a deal between the NHL and Greg Jamison to buy the team. Bettman and Jamison here tomorrow for a presser!/dave_zorn/statuses/199374856100397056

6 Responses to Done deal to save the coyotes?

  1. JoelLeafs says:

    Well they may have a owner in place, but they still need to resolve the lease issues with Glendale as well as deal with the *****ing Goldwater Institute. I think it may be a bit much to say it's resolved, but I suppose it's good to have a buyer(s) in place. Their current run has to be making them so much more attractive to potential owners.

    Thank the phoenix gods for Smith, eh? What is it about goalies that they seem to just play great in the Arizona? As soon as one of them goes to Phoenix, they seem to have career years. They should bring in a new keeper every year, let them play great, then trade them.

  2. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Well, if you have ever watched Phoenix play (I went to game 3)…Then you would know that there forwards are very responsible defensively, disrupt the neutral zone, and defence blocks a ton of shots.

    Most of Smith's saves, and probably Bryzaglov's, were not always tough ones since their forwards and defence only allow low-percentage shots.

  3. JoelLeafs says:

    I have watched them play on occasion and I never said that it had nothing to do with the team. Clearly my comment implied something about Phoenix produced good keepers. I wasn't seriously implying that the geography made a significant difference, but whatever, take it as you like.

    Should they finish them off tonight I think the next series will be interesting. I'd give the edge to the Kings, mostly cause they seem unstoppable right now, but both teams could have a long rest between series, which can have mixed effects on play.

  4. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Obviously you did not get my point….But the way that Phoenix plays allows them to have great goaltenders. Smith gets around 30-shots a game…But a lot of them are low-percentage ones. He makes those saves…He looks like God.

    Obviously LA seems like the logical choice…But everyone has picked on Coyotes even before the season began. So don't count them out.

  5. JoelLeafs says:

    I didn't get your point? Correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to I don't watch Phoenix games and that the team plays a system that is conducive to good goaltending numbers (responsible two-way forwards, low percentage shots, neutral zone disruption).

    Why would low percentage saves make Smith look like god? If anyone look divine right now it's Quick.

  6. reinjosh says:

    I don't know if they should be thanking Mike Smith just yet. This team hasn't made money in its entire run in Phoenix. There have been estimates that they have lost anywhere from 20 – 40 million a year. Just keeping them there has almost f*cking bankrupt Glendale. One playoff run helps since fans are actually coming out to see them, but will it be enough? The real key to having Phoenix become a stable franchise isn't a new owner or a deep playoff run, its a solid fan base that supports the team. Maybe this run will build that for them or go a ways to doing that, maybe its a good stepping stone finally, but if they go back to not having fans next season, this whole "will they, won't they" ordeal (in terms of moving) is just going to get delayed for maybe two, three years. 

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