If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Sports Illustrated)   In NHL news, say hello to the....Seattle Coyotes?   (tracking.si.com) divider line 205
    More: Interesting, coyotes, NHL, Seattle, Key Arena, Mayor Mike McGinn, Emerald City, Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner  
•       •       •

2698 clicks; posted to Sports » on 17 Jun 2013 at 2:59 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



205 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-06-18 01:18:47 PM
 
2013-06-18 08:53:52 PM
Just some follow up stuff on this:

1) A local sports radio guy who's usually on top of these things reported today that Dave Tippett has agreed in principle to stay as the Coyotes coach, provided the ownership issue is settled in the next few days. No idea if a move to Seattle kills the agreement. The general manager and his assistant have both signed contract extensions already.

2) The Coyotes are promoting various things for next season such as auditions for their off-ice entertainment team and so on. What to make of that, I don't know.

3) The Glendale City Council is being briefed on the terms of the proposed deal between the potential owners and the city this evening.

4) That deal was negotiated by an interim city manager. It was reported today that Glendale had named two finalists for the full time position and one of them dropped out.

/Yep, this is a clusterfark
 
2013-06-18 09:05:35 PM

desertgeek: Just some follow up stuff on this:

1) A local sports radio guy who's usually on top of these things reported today that Dave Tippett has agreed in principle to stay as the Coyotes coach, provided the ownership issue is settled in the next few days. No idea if a move to Seattle kills the agreement. The general manager and his assistant have both signed contract extensions already.

2) The Coyotes are promoting various things for next season such as auditions for their off-ice entertainment team and so on. What to make of that, I don't know.

3) The Glendale City Council is being briefed on the terms of the proposed deal between the potential owners and the city this evening.

4) That deal was negotiated by an interim city manager. It was reported today that Glendale had named two finalists for the full time position and one of them dropped out.

/Yep, this is a clusterfark


Thanks for the update, local level detail is harder to find from here! Awaiting tomorrows news...hope it's good for you!
 
2013-06-19 01:33:01 AM

desertgeek: 1) A local sports radio guy who's usually on top of these things



Mitch Levy?
 
2013-06-19 01:37:55 AM

dletter: So, there are 4 markets with an NFL & MLB team, but, no Arena (NBA, NHL) teams:
Seattle
San Diego
Cincinnati
Kansas City

About the only one who ever seems to get chatter for an arena team is Seattle.   KC built their arena that is going to be "too old" pretty soon... SD & Cincy I don't think have even tried to get in the arena sports game seriously?


I can't speak for the rest, but San Diego had the Clippers at one point, but have never been a hockey town.  (I don't think the average San Diegan has seen ice in the wild.)  They did have minor league hockey, but that never seems to last.  The UTC mall had a rink that sometimes featured humans playing hockey though, if that counts for anything.

Anyway, Qualcomm (aka the Murph) is a shiathole on an environmental disaster.  It was polluted heavily by a nearby refinery or holding tanks or something, so while it's a shiatton of land on one of the priciest cities in the country, it's also pretty much a Love Canal.

So, if the stadium loses the Chargers, the Aztecs will also move to the new football stadium which the city will be on the hook for, plus they'll have to pay cleanup costs in order to eventually sell off the land to a developer and recover their losses through property taxes.

The good news is the Trolley goes through it and it has great access to I-8, I-15, and I-5/I-805 aren't that bad.  The bad news is there isn't really much space for a replacement facility in a good location in the city.

So, yeah.  The San Diego Sports Arena (it's had too many names to call it anything else) isn't a high priority.  They need to worry about keeping the Chargers and paying for where the Padres are playing before angling for another team matters in a city with weather as nice as SD.
 
Displayed 5 of 205 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report