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Coyotes, NHL Say Glendale is Not an Option

Amidst the team’s push for a new arena, the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL are emphasizing that Glendale’s Gila River Arena is not an option to keep the franchise in the state. This comes Arizona lawmakers debate a bill that could lead to a new arena for the Coyotes. (more…)

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Bettman: No guarantees Coyotes will stay in Phoenix

While there’s interest among investors to buy the Phoenix Coyotes, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman admits the team could be headed out of Glendale after the season unless a deal is struck. In his weekly radio show, Bettman reported there were three potential buyers of the Coyotes, owned by the NHL since 2009 after going through […]

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It’s official: Winnipeg’s back in the NHL

The negotiations are complete: True North Sports and Entertainment is buying the Atlanta Thrashers and is moving the team to Winnipeg‘s MTS Centre for the 2011-2012 season, subject to approval from the NHL’s Board of Governors. Approval of the sale by the Board of Governors is contingent on TNSE proving the market will support an […]

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Bettman: No plans to move Isles — yet

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke out on the need for a new or renovated arena in Nassau County for the New York Islanders — and the implication was clear that something needed to be done before the team’s lease expires in 2015. Bettman said there were no plans to move the team, and stressed that […]

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Should NHL step in to run Islanders?

Now that Charles Wang‘s development efforts surrounding Nassau Coliseum are all but dead, the New York Islanders (NHL) are being run as a minor-league franchise, according to observers. Should the NHL step in to run things on Long Island? That’s the argument advanced by Larry Brooks in his New York Post column, who says the […]

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Bettman: Oh, Canada?

Once an outspoken opponent of shifting franchises north of the border, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is warming to the idea of franchises returning to Winnipeg and Quebec City. There are others in the NHL much more enthusiastic about the NHL returning to hockey hotbeds in Canada, and apparently their thinking is rubbing off on the […]

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