Coyotes Bid Includes Games In Canada

“A group intending to bid $150-million (all currency U.S.) for the Phoenix Coyotes wants to bring five of the franchise’s regular-season games to Saskatoon or Halifax”…(Source-Globe and Mail)

“The group, officially known as Ice Edge Holdings, has been in discussions with officials from Saskatoon and Halifax about playing five Coyotes’ regular seasons games in either community. Ice Edge is leaning toward Saskatoon, although no firm deal is in place. If the National Hockey League approves the plan, the Coyotes would play “home games” in Saskatoon’s 11,300- seat Credit Union Centre against the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks”…

What? a 11,300 seat arena for an NHL team? This is ridiculous to even consider as an option. All you have to do is look at the “Bills In Toronto” fiascal to know that not alot of true fans will accept a franchise as “their team” after only a couple home games. (not to mention that it’s 60 + million less than previously offered by the Balsillie group)


  1. Yuri Pavlin

    July 27, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Why should Saskatton get a game. They are all wheat farmers out there. The only ood thing to come out of there is the Shenn brothers.. Give it to Halifax

  2. Steve

    July 28, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I think playing 5 games in a different city is a stupid idea, but if they are going to try to do this, play them in Winnipeg. A bigger arena, and it’s their former team.

  3. Derek

    July 28, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Brilliant. Great point.