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Don’t worry folks….the snubbing of the $50 million offer from PSE to the City of Glendale was fully expected, and does not mean Jim Balsillie’s bid is dead. It was sadly expected from a non-deserving city.
I don’t mind reading the papers. I really don’t. But why do the writers of newspapers that refuse to give insight into issues, quickly jump at the chance to make bold statements, without consideration of the true facts?
That may actually be why you are reading this article right now. You heard that Jim Balsillie’s prospects grow a little dimmer in his bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes.
Well, duh, No!
I like the Globe and Mail, and think it has produced some of the best opinion on the Coyotes case. The objection is the headlines that may give false fear to those that read them.
Later today, we will explain why the City of Glendale had little choice but to reject the PSE bid. But for now, the issue is the relationship of Jerry Moyes and the city and fans that continue to reject him.
I suppose in a fitting final jesture, it would make absolute sense that the City of Glendale would not heed the advice of the owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.
After all, the city refused to listen to his cries for help when he needed it, and now, they did not allow Jerry Moyes in to the city council meeting when they were to decide whether or not to take Jim Balsillie’s $50 million offer.
The mayor snubbed Moyes as she did likely many times before:
Moyes said he had asked to be added to the council agenda but staff told him he was not scheduled and could not speak.
“I wish they would have listened to me,” he said outside the council chambers, where officials had promptly convened privately on the Coyotes.
What strikes a cord the most, is not that the council rejected PSE’s offer. No, that was expected.
What is compelling is that Jerry Moyes even bothered to try to help.
To this writer, the fact that he was sucked dry to the tune of hundreds of million of dollars in trying to save the Coyotes from extinction before bankruptcy (without concern from Glendale), makes my feelings for Moyes as a man even more solid.
It must just be who he is. He is a man that cares, but unfortunately, he expended his money and effort on a city and a fanbase that, for the most part have collectively snubbed their noses at him.
This will be the last time however.
Later today, our next article will explain why the city of Glendale did not accept the offer…..it should make this sordid issue plain and clear.
After all, this was never just about hockey.