Drama in the Desert: Honey we’re moving to Winnipeg, Glendale residents speak out and more.

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Return of the Jets on March 16, 2011 — 2 Comments

ESPN:  Bonds moving forwardWell this would be the other shoe dropping.  First Goldwater drew it’s line in the sand, and here comes the COG with theirs.

Toronto Sun:  No Plan B to keep Coyotes in GlendaleWith all due respect, wouldn’t the present plan qualify more aptly as Plan Z?

Winnipeg Free Press:  Goldwater Institute places onus on opponentsAs well they should.  If the COG truly felt the law was on its side, why not move forward?

Phoenix Business Journal:  Coyotes deal could be delayed until end of seasonCould be a similar situation to what happened with the Nordiques.  After Quebec lost to the Rangers in the 1st round of the 1994-95 playoffs, it was announced in May that they were moving to DenverOf course people in QC are wanting to get back into the business of NHL hockey and many have set their sights on the Atlanta Thrashers.

TSN:  Jets Meter RisesThe Jets meter on TSN has climbed to a 12.  Time to party?  Not just yet.  While not as exciting as when it doubled from 5 to 10 on March 14th, any increase is good if you’re a fan of the NHL returning to Winnipeg.

East Valley Tribune:  Glendale residents speak in support of Coyotes deal. Mayor Scruggs lays it out to the 70 plus residents that were granted access to last night’s town hall when she said “If the bonds do not sell the team is gone.”

Globe & Mail:  Honey we’re moving to WinnipegWho is ready to hear this?

Calgary Herald:  Winning helps Coyotes ignore team’s sale dramaI can understand Shane Doan’s point of view since he’s played with the Coyotes for 15 years, but what is Adrian Aucoin’s deal?  He states “There might be a few guys who pay attention to it, but not me.  It would be too painful.”  Aside from his 7 years with the Canucks, he’s spent no more than 3 years with any team since, including Lightning (1), Islanders (3), Blackhawks (2), Flames (2) and now he’s with Coyotes (2).  I guess when he falls, he falls hard.

  • http://www.illegalcurve.com Ezra

    I think the City of Winnipeg will be alright without any love from Adrian Aucoin. I don`t think fans will be lining up to buy Aucoin jerseys. Now that I think of it, Paul Bissonnette might be the most popular jersey come October.

  • http://www.illegalcurve.com david

    That’s not what I’ve been hearing Ez…..
    Aucoin Jets Jersey