– Brandon Holmes (@BHolmes_Hockey) April 27, 2023
On May 16, a referendum will be held in Tempe, Arizona. Basically, if the referendum (on the divestiture complex, including the Coyotes arena) doesn’t pass the board, the club will be in trouble.
But what’s interesting is that, according to Frank Seravalli, the Coyotes are worried about the club’s future. According to the informant, the club’s directors are going door-to-door to talk to people.
And what’s worse? As read on the Habs and NHL website, their sales pitch doesn’t revolve around the Coyotes arena, but mainly around the other facilities in the complex. The NHL arena would be one point among many to convince the people of Tempe.
In the event of a negative referendum for the club, a plan for the future would have to be considered. And while we’re on the subject of staying in a university arena for another year, why not move the club right away?
He added that Houston would seem to be the likeliest scenario.
– Radek Bong (@akaRCN) April 27, 2023
Note that Houston has an NHL arena that can accommodate the Coyotes right now. So there’s a world out there where the Coyotes’ next home game is in Texas.
Since Houston is in the same area as Arizona and is a good market on Gary Bettman’s radar, it’s possible.
Of course, this raises the question of Quebec City. The NHL-calibre Centre Vidéotron is ready and waiting for an NHL team to return.
And even for junior, it’s full: the whole field hockey world has noticed. In Arizona… ah pis laissez faire.
The Remparts announce a new QMJHL playoff attendance record: 17,906 spectators for Game 2 between Quebec City and Gatineau.
– Kevin Dubé (@KDubeJDQ) April 30, 2023
However, you know as well as I do that Quebec City is far from being at the heart of Gary Bettman’s project. So don’t expect it to be a real possibility.
So we’ll wait until May 16.
– Speaking of junior.
– Nicolas St-Pierre (@Nico_StPierre) May 2, 2023
– News from the Devils.
– James Nichols (@JamesNicholsNHL) May 2, 2023
– What will he do?
Corey Perry, now a UFA, on his future: “I’ve still got more in me. I still want to play. We’ll see where it goes over the next few weeks and then take it from there.”
– Chris Krenn (@Chris_Krenn) May 2, 2023
– It’s going to be a good series.
“There’s been a lot of talk about the Bruins’ season. But Toronto wasn’t far behind. It’s the same kind of challenge we’re facing now.”-Matthew Tkachuk
He also identified the March 29 win over the Leafs as the turning point of their season.
– Luc Gelinas (@LucGelinasRDS) May 2, 2023