The Ice Edge deal is contingent on the City of Glendale being able to cover operating losses for the Coyotes next season, which may be the kiss of death with the Goldwater Group no doubt on the “edge” of their seats. The Reinsdorf deal-breaker may end up being the Ice Edge demise – a concession of any kind is a blow that may never be recovered from in Arizona.
How fitting if Winnipeg gets the team they unjustly lost. It is a come full circle story, that began in Winnipeg, and may end up back where it started.
From the point of view of PR the NHL will stand the best chance of changing their image and smell like a rose.
And, with the perilous economy on the brink in the U.S., Canada’s relative stability may be the beginning of bringing home more of what Canada claims is their game.
After all, it is Canada’s game.
And, this was and is Winnipeg’s team!
By the way, I will be behind Jim Balsillie, and will gladly turn this blog address over to him in his campaign to makeiteight, eh? in Hamilton!
See this article from the Hockey Writers from A YEAR AGO 🙂