Friedman on TJMS talking possible Coyotes relocation: “I had a couple of people reach out and say you didn’t mention Portland, you should mention Oklahoma City”.
FYI: There was a Roller Hockey International team called the Oklahoma Coyotes in the 90’s, so nickname would fit.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) May 17, 2023
Reactions are rife following recent developments concerning the Coyotes’ future in Arizona. Last night, we learned that citizens voted 56% against an amphitheatre project in Tempe, which leads us to believe that the team will be moving sooner rather than later.
Well, some might say… But you can understand that there are people out there who are disappointed by the way things have turned out. Clayton Keller is one of them.
And then… things took a completely different turn when his father decided to get involved. Bryan Keller, from his own Twitter account, commented on the Coyotes’ post, which said the organization was ” very disappointed that Tempe voters did not approve the proposals in question”…
Saying out loud that his son wasn’t going to start next season in a team uniform. He also added that other players on the team can be expected to follow suit.
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This is big. When I saw it, the first thing I thought in my head was…
Coudonc! He’s not embarrassed, Mr. Keller!
I have a hard time seeing players’ parents get involved in stories like that. I didn’t like seeing Keith Tkachuk speak ill of his son Matthew’s team… But let’s just say that Keith’s strategy worked, because since he said the Panthers were soft, they’ve been winning non-stop.
But the case of Bryan and Clayton Keller is different. The father reveals the son’s intentions out loud, and he shouldn’t do that. I find it very, very hard to believe that the 24-year-old was so happy to see his father say things like that in public…
It will be interesting to see what happens next in this somewhat “touched” case. After all, the Coyotes are under no obligation to trade Keller if they don’t want to… And that’s where this whole story could get a little murky.
On the other hand, if Clayton Keller is “made” available to various NHL teams, GMs will be calling for his services. We’re talking about a young, versatile player who scored 86 points in 82 games last season… And he’s only 24.
– In addition to his magnificent goal, Lane Hutson was named player of the match.
A highlight-reel goal, an assist, three shots and @usahockey’s Player of the Game for Lane Hutson!
A highlight-reel goal, an assist, three shots and @usahockey‘s Player of the Game!
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) May 17, 2023
– What do you think?
– The Oilers will have their work cut out for them this summer.
– The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) May 17, 2023
– Lindy Ruff returns as Devils head coach.
#NJDevils Tom Fitzgerald confirms Lindy Ruff will be back behind the bench next season.
– James Nichols (@JamesNicholsNHL) May 17, 2023
– Teuvo Terevainen could play tomorrow.
Rod Brind’Amour on Teuvo Teravainen’s status following today’s practice:
“Hopefully he’s going to play… We’ll probably morning skate (tomorrow) and make the determination after that… If he can go and he feels like ready ready, then he’ll be in.” pic.twitter.com/GrwqXdYMB9
– Walt Ruff (@WaltRuff) May 17, 2023