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Ding Dong…Balsillie’s Gone

Phoenix CoyotesThat’s right, Judge Redfield T (that’s Tomlinson by the way) Baum brought the hammer down today rejecting both PSE’s and the NHL’s bid for the Phoenix Coyotes. PSE and Balsillie’s bid was rejected due to the inability to satisfy NHL relocation policies. The NHL’s was turned down due to the inability to satisfy all creditors. So, as the Rolling Stones so succinctly put it, “can’t get no satisfaction”.

And neither can the Phoenix Coyotes fans. While this IS a small victory, as the ruling states the NHL does have the right to approve ownership and relocation, it still leaves the team in limbo. No new owner, no TV deal and no money. It’s even been tossed around that a team in bankruptcy can’t play a full schedule. While this is not confirmed, it would present an even bigger marketing nightmare. How do you get fans into the arena playing just a handful of games? Haven’t the Coyotes suffered enough indignity without having to play like mites on a 20 game season?

The saga will just have to play out a little while longer but one thing is for sure..we aren’t out of the woods yet Yotes fans. We can, at least, send Jimmy B back to the great white North where he belongs. Sorry Hamilton but it’s still the PHOENIX Coyotes.

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7 comments for “Ding Dong…Balsillie’s Gone”

  1. Hi great first post and welcome it’s good to have a new blogger look forward to reading more of your blogs.

    Posted by CanuckulheadNo Gravatar | October 1, 2009, 11:11 am
  2. Just as Canuckulhead said, Welcome and thanks for posting. It will be interesting to see what comes out of all this. Unfortunately, it seems like the fans are the ones getting the crap end of the stick.

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | October 1, 2009, 11:22 am
  3. I learned something new today, I didn’t know there was such a thing as ‘Yotes’ fans!

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | October 1, 2009, 12:23 pm
  4. sharksfan - As far as we know he might be the only one;-)

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | October 1, 2009, 1:11 pm
  5. Oh come on now..play fair..there’s alot of us and by the way the “gal” in puckgal means I am a she :)

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | October 1, 2009, 2:45 pm
  6. There’s two! Unbelievable!

    Seriously, welcome aboard. I am excited to hear from you all about the Coyotes. Let’s get this season started! (Well technically it has tonight).

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | October 1, 2009, 6:41 pm
  7. Thank you for the warm, if slightly sassy, welcome! Our season starts tomorrow..so game on!

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | October 2, 2009, 11:06 am

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