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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=295015

Apparently, the Coyotes will be giving away free tickets if they win certain home games. Can you say... desperate?

"The Coyotes managed a sellout in their home opener when all tickets were sold for $25 or less. The team's second home game on Thursday night drew an announced crowd of just 6,899."

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Yeah, they're screwed. Their fan base was small from years of losing to begin with and with the offseason stuff and the fact that they will almost certainly lose their team it's going to get worse and worse.

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"The Coyotes managed a sellout in their home opener when all tickets were sold for $25 or less. The team's second home game on Thursday night drew an announced crowd of just 6,899."

:lol:

Oh my, this is truly pathetic for a professional sports league. There's AHL teams that easily draw a bigger crowd than that. Trying to keep this team in Phoenix at all costs is futile IMO.

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"The Coyotes managed a sellout in their home opener when all tickets were sold for $25 or less. The team's second home game on Thursday night drew an announced crowd of just 6,899."

:lol:

I was figuring that maybe their second home game had a low attendance because it was a weekday but then last night they still couldn't break 10,000 with only 9,162.

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Oh my, this is truly pathetic for a professional sports league. There's AHL teams that easily draw a bigger crowd than that. Trying to keep this team in Phoenix at all costs is futile IMO.

Kinda hard to crack on those attendance figures after all this bankruptcy stuff thats been going on and relocation. Why buy tickets in advance to a team that may not be there? Why grow an attachment to a team that could bolt any day now? Whiles its technically not true, the average fan doesn't know that.

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Kinda hard to crack on those attendance figures after all this bankruptcy stuff thats been going on and relocation. Why buy tickets in advance to a team that may not be there? Why grow an attachment to a team that could bolt any day now? Whiles its technically not true, the average fan doesn't know that.

While it doesn't completely excuse the attendance, I wouldn't be buying (pre-paid) season tickets to a bankrupt hockey club: if they move / stop playing I assume the team can call you an "unsecured creditor" and you probably wont' see most of your money again. Granted, this is unlikely to ever happen, but legally I see no reason it couldn't.

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  • 2 weeks later...

And there we have it:

Judge approves sale of Phoenix franchise to NHL

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Redfield T. Baum approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes Monday, transferring ownership to the NHL. The agreement was reached last Monday during a recess in court proceedings and needed Baum's approval to be final.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly released the following statement today regarding the U. S. Bankruptcy Court Order approving the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes by the NHL:

"We are pleased and very encouraged by today's developments in court. Now that approval of the proposed sale has been entered by the Court, the National Hockey League will work to close the transaction quickly and assume full control of the Coyotes' business operations. The League also will engage immediately in a process to identify -- and expedite sale of the franchise to -- new ownership that is committed to the Club's long-term success in the Phoenix/Glendale area. We do not intend to comment publicly on that process.

"The NHL thanks Coyotes fans for their continued support of the franchise and hopes that today's developments will provide fans further reason to embrace the Coyotes in order to ensure the team's long-term future in Arizona."

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  • 1 month later...

what's the point of having a holiday roster freeze when you can pull stuff like this?:

COYOTES RE-ASSIGN SCHLEMKO TO SAN ANTONIO

Monday, December 21, 2009

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have re-assigned defenseman David Schlemko to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, retroactive to Dec. 19.

if the NHL fined the Habs for their paperwork omission, they should definitely fine the Coyotes for this clear attempt to get around the roster freeze...

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  • 3 months later...
just realized that phoenix is doing very well this season

competing with sanjose fo rthe division lead :blink: .. crazy

they've had a good team for a couple years...bryzgalov fell apart last season and really lets all be real here...gretzky isnt a good coach...bring in a real coach with a real system who can work with the players and what do you get...a contender...lol...the players have just really had this never say die attitude too...good for them though everyone was writing them off

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