I have received text messages from too many former Coyotes to count. All were devastated by this news tonight.
I wish I had hopeful news for Coyotes fans who have stuck with this franchise through so many disappointments, but I have to wonder if the NHL’s patience has run out.
– Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) May 17, 2023
Citizens voted 56% NO to an amphitheater project in Tempe. As Renaud Lavoie points out, it’s a shame for the city, which could have used a little action for once.
The Coyotes are officially on life support after Tempe residents said no to a project that would have seriously changed the tranquility of their city ⬇️ https://t.co/1y72McJ3bl
– Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) May 17, 2023
So what’s next for this franchise, which brings in a lot of money for Gary Bettman via TV contracts?
Remember that Quebec City already has a beautiful amphitheatre with just over 18,000 seats. The Remparts are able to sell all their tickets for playoff games. I don’t see why the Nordiques couldn’t do the same. Gary Bettman has a word to say on the matter, though. That’s the problem…
In short, as far as the Coyotes are concerned, there’s a great deal of disappointment among fans and players alike.
– Clayton Keller (@ClaytonKeller37) May 17, 2023
The man who signed a huge contract to stay with the Coyotrs seems to like the organization and the city. After all, he’s one of the only ones here for the long haul.
Craig Morgan, a journalist covering the team’s activities, has received several messages from fans who continue to support their team despite everything.
Morgan wonders if the NHL’s patience is finally running out.
According to François Gagnon, it looks like the end for the Arizona field hockey franchise…
The NO from the citizens of Tempe is the biggest check Gary Bettman and the #Yotes have taken in the NHL saga in Arizona.
It should also be the last!
– Francois Gagnon (@GagnonFrancois) May 17, 2023
– Interesting read.
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) May 17, 2023
Field hockey in Arizona can work. At all levels.
But I almost wonder if Coyotes going elsewhere and later expanding again into Arizona would make more sense for NHL. Let things cool for several years, and then open door for new owners to bring in expansion team
– Rob Rossi (@Real_RobRossi) May 17, 2023
– Read more.
In today’s #Habs Daily:
– The Canadiens can’t ignore Matvei Michkov if he’s available at 5th overall.
– Owen Beck is at his best in the OHL Championship.
– Former GM Marc Bergevin among candidates for vacant GM jobs.
Plus more news from around the NHL:https://t.co/LhF4hgOgfP
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) May 17, 2023