Re: About hockey but not the Bruins
posted at 1/26/2011 9:47 AM EST
The Coyotes were a mere hours
of relocating to Winnipeg last year. Bettman has already stated publicly that Winnipeg was the first city that will get a team. Within the next 5-10 years, there will be up to
5 teams that will move. Coyotes, Atlanta, Florida, Nashville, Carolina, and the New York Islanders. In order these cities will get teams, Winnipeg, Quebec, Hartford, Las Vegas, Kansas City. I was on staff for the first year of the Coyotes. It was a lie from the beginning, Jerry Colangelo swindled the NHL to move into the then America West Arena, which was built for basketball. He lied about how many obstructed view seats there were and the NHL did not verify. There were approx. 5,000 seats that could not see one goal. He said he would be a financial partner, he wasn't, he said he would share suite revenue, he didn't. Jerry just wanted to fill dates in his building and when the IHL Pheonix Roadrunners would not sell the team to him, he vowed to bring in the NHL.
Then they build a new arena on the wrong side of the valley, the hockey fans and the money are on the east side not the west side. They hired the "great one" as the highest paid "coach" ever, he was horrible. They had Doug Moss, also one of the highest paid executives in the league, running the team into the ground. It's a wonder how that guy continues to get jobs, he destroys entire leagues for crying out loud, see IHL. Blunder after blunder has been made in the desert, time to send the Yotes back where they belong in Winnipeg. Celebrate with the winter wives carnival, goals for kids, and the "original" white out!