There was a scene as shown here in one of the Austin Powers movies that the guard was going to be squished by a steamroller. But, the guard had lots of time to get out of the way, but instead stood motionless, screaming while the very slow roller came and, well, you know…Does this not look like the current slow-moving NHL, that (yawn) is taking their sweet time in making the next move on the City of Glendale? Ya, that’s the City, the lame ducks that have really no recourse but to complain should someone yet again want to tamper with that arena lease: The “I told ya so’s” at this point will not save you Glendale. You’re in bed with the only “friend” you have left, and they brought the family pack of Ritz crackers with them.
The league will likely attempt to renegotiate the lease of the Phoenix Coyotes before attempting to sell the team, though the City of Glendale has not been friendly to the idea.
“It’s one possibility of moving towards resolution. Now, all the potential purchasers have the big elephant in the room — what’s the lease going to look like?” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. “It may be one way to move the process forward by going in a doing our own deal, understanding what we have, and then we have something to sell. It could make it easier.”
Daly would not say whether the league would ask for an escape clause in any renegotiated lease deal. He said he also would be making a presentation to the general managers tomorrow updating them on the status of the league’s investigations into several front-loaded, long-term contracts.
Slick one Bill. Okay, now I am convinced that you and Gary stand in front of the mirror at night rehearsing how that sounds and looks as it will part your lips right? Right, am I right? You boys truly did miss your calling. Politics would have a special place for the two of you. So, Glendale isn’t the only long term deal you want to squish but it is the first in line, right?
Glendale, time to take a step to the right or left and let that roller go right on past.
“It may be one way to move the process forward by going in a doing our own deal, understanding what we have, and then we have something to sell. It could make it easier.”
And if you can understand what Bill meant, perhaps leave me a comment. Because like all good politicians, the sound bite is clear, but the message is, well, slimy! Okay National Post, we”ll put it in now…..insert NP plug below..
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