Phoenix Coyotes: Just A Few More Weeks…
..IF we can skate past a lockout! Happy Hockey season.
Lockouts, scary free agency, bankruptcies, owners and investors. Oh my. I get it, hockey is a business. Bills and people need to get paid, finances need to be managed and there are cracks and crevices to hockey that us fans don’t get to see. I do get it but quite frankly I am too busy trying to figure out how to get to the Canadiens and Senators games when they visit Phoenix in November then understand all these ins and outs. If I wanted to analyze a financial nightmare I would just open my checkbook. I invite the NHL, Gary Bettman and Greg Jamison (potential new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes) to figure out THAT fiasco.
I just want to watch hockey. Does that make me a bad fan? I know I should be all embroiled in the day-to-day ticking of the clock drama on all these matters but I’m not. I know that a lockout could happen, I know that the Coyotes are in a bad way and that Greg Jamison has been looking for investors and is supposedly ready to move forward IF negotiations with Glendale go well. Past that though all I really want to hear that is we have picked up a great new offensive player and that Shane Doan is staying. I don’t want to hear that there may be a delay to, or worse yet, no season. In less than 30 days I want to see Zybnek Michalek take Coyote ice again after his sabbatical back East.
Is that so much to ask?