August 8, 2013

NHL Will Reportedly Take Over Ownership And Operations Of New Jersey Devils

The NHL will likely take over the New Jersey Devils near the start of the 2013-14 season unless a serious buyer for the team steps up before then,according to Forbes. This morning we posted that Joshua Harris and the owners of the NBA’s 76ers had joined the bidding process alongside a group led by attorney [...]

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August 5, 2013

NHL Finalizes Sale Of The Phoenix Coyotes

The NHL announced Monday afternoon the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc. The transaction, which closed Monday, was approved by the League’s Board of Governors – terminating League ownership of the club. “The National Hockey League believes in Arizona as an NHL market and that these new owners [...]

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August 1, 2013

NHL Interested In Adding Team In Seattle

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is reportedly pushing to put an expansion team in Seattle. If true, the Seattle team could start playing as early as the 2014-15 campaign. The timing would make some sense. The situation with the Phoenix Coyotes has been resolved for the time being, the new CBA has given the NHL owners [...]

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July 29, 2013

Steve Sullivan Leaning Towards Retirement

Steve Sullivan will almost certainly retire this summer, according to Timmins Daily Press. ”I wouldn’t say 100%, but 99.9%,” Sullivan said. “I’ve had an unbelievable run.” Even still, he’s still training as if he’s going to play next season, so if a team makes him an offer, he will likely give it serious consideration. He had [...]

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July 5, 2013

NHL Signing: Phoenix Coyotes Sign Lauri Korpikoski To Four Year Contract

The Phoenix Coyotes have locked up winger Lauri Korpikoski to a four-year, $10 million deal. The 26-year old restricted free agent had six goals and five assists in 36 games last season. In 336 regular season games, Korpikoski has 53 goals and 60 assists. The Turku, Finland native was the 19th overall pick in the 2004 Entry Draft

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July 3, 2013

The City Of Glendale Ratified Arena Lease Keeping Phoenix Coyotes In Arizona

The City of Glendale has decided to keep the Phoenix Coyotes by ratified an arena lease agreement with a prospective owner of the franchise with a vote of 4-3. The Renaissance Sports & Entertainment Group will take over the ownership of the Coyotes from the NHL after four contentious years in which the NHL ran the [...]

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July 2, 2013

Glendale Will Vote On Phoenix Coyotes Arena Lease Agreement Today

The Phoenix Coyotes four-year bid for stability will finally come to a close soon. With Tuesday night’s Glendale City Council meeting, the Coyotes will find out if the city will approve an arena lease agreement with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, which has an agreement in place to buy the franchise from the NHL. Should the council [...]

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July 1, 2013

NHL Signing: Phoenix Coyotes, Mike Smith Agree To Six Year Contract Extension

The Phoenix Coyotes have agreed to a six-year contract with goalie Mike Smith that will average around $5.7 million per year, according to an NHL official familiar with the deal. The official requested anonymity because the contract still must be approved by the NHL. The 31-year-old Smith had mostly been a backup before leading the Coyotes to the Western [...]

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June 30, 2013

Phoenix Coyotes, Mike Smith Close To Contract Extension

Mike Smith is reportedly close to inking a new deal with the Phoenix Coyotes, according to Darren Dreger on Twitter. Smith’s potential contract is believed to be in the ballpark of $5.7 million annually for six seasons. He had expressed some hesitation about the Coyotes unclear ownership situation, but the re-signing of coach Dave Tippett probably [...]

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June 28, 2013

NHL Threatening To Relocate Phoenix Coyotes If City Deal Isn’t Done By July 2

The NHL is threatening to relocate the Phoenix Coyotes if Glendale city council doesn’t approve a new arena deal for the franchise by July 2. That was commissioner Gary Bettman‘s strong stance Thursday after a board of governors meeting that included an update on the Coyotes situation but not much else in the way of [...]

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