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Drama in the Desert: Matthew Hulsizer makes his move, awaiting Goldwater’s response, TSN’s Jets meter takes hit

In case you missed it yesterday, during the 1st intermission of the Coyotes/Blackhawks game (which seemed more like a home game for Chicago than for Phoenix), Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona interviewed Matthew Hulsizer.

Full transcript of the Hulsizer interview with Todd Walsh, click here.

Walsh also interviewed Senator John McCain and former Attorney General Grant Woods during the 2nd period intermission, and for the full transcript of the interview, click hereGrant Woods was previously involved in trying to smooth things over for Ice Edge Holdings.

We now await a response from the Goldwater Institute.  IC’s Drew Mindell has contacted Goldwater for comment and they have stated that they received Mr. Hulsizer’s letter after business hours on Friday and are crafting their response.  Once they provide same, we will post it on


Arizona Republic:  Hulsizer’s letter to GoldwaterI was cautious in posting this as I was convinced the letter was a forgery (prank) and that the AZ had been duped.  It has since been authenticated.   Combine the odd date on the fax (June 12, 2005) and spelling mistakes and you can see why we were hesitant.

ESPN:  Goldwater’s motives in Phoenix.   Well it appears we can see what side of the divide Mr. Burnside is on.

Toronto Sun:  Concession to keep Coyotes in Phoenix?  Didn’t Matthew Hulsizer say just a few weeks ago that he didn’t feel the need to change the terms of the deal as they were fair for everyone involved.

TSN:  Dreger ReportA rather uninformative post from the hockey insider.  A basic re-hash of information already out.  Wake me when Goldwater responds.

TSN:  Jets meter For first time since they’ve put it up the Jets meter, it takes a tick backwards, going from 13-10.

Globe & Mail:  Hulsizer alters terms of Coyotes saleStill a bit surprised that Hulsizer moved considering his previous statements indicated that he would not change his position.

ESPN:  Matthew Hulsizer agrees to concessionsAmazing how many guys use the phrase “brain-dead” or “no-brainer” to refer to the other side not adopting their position.

TSN: Hulsizer sweetens offer to keep Coyotes in Glendale. Still don’t see Goldwater budging. It’s nice to offer to guarantee the bonds, but if the team files bankruptcy (again), he isn’t exactly on the hook for the payments.

Winnipeg Free Press: Hulsizer offers financial guarantee in Coyotes deal. As if this deal couldn’t get any crazier, MH steps in to possibly save the day for folks in Glendale.

Arizona Republic:  Phoenix Coyotes buyer offers to guarantee payments to GlendaleWhenever I hear about this guarantee, I think of Chris Farley in Tommy Boy when he was discussing this very topic….

Courtesty of IMDB:

Tommy: Let’s think about this for a sec, Ted. Why would somebody put a guarantee on a box? Hmmm, very interesting.

Ted Nelson, Customer: Go on, I’m listening.

Tommy: Here’s the way I see it, Ted. Guy puts a fancy guarantee on a box ’cause he wants you to feel all warm and toasty inside.

Ted Nelson, Customer: Yeah, makes a man feel good.

Tommy: ‘Course it does. Why shouldn’t it? Ya figure you put that little box under your pillow at night, the Guarantee Fairy might come by and leave a quarter, am I right, Ted?
[chuckles until he sees that Ted is not laughing]

Ted Nelson, Customer: [impatiently] What’s your point?

Tommy: The point is, how do you know the fairy isn’t a crazy glue sniffer? “Building model airplanes” says the little fairy; well, we’re not buying it. He sneaks into your house once, that’s all it takes. The next thing you know, there’s money missing off the dresser, and your daughter’s knocked up. I seen it a hundred times.

Ted Nelson, Customer: But why do they put a guarantee on the box?

Tommy: Because they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of shit. That’s all it is, isn’t it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now, for your customer’s sake, for your daughter’s sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality product from me.

Ted Nelson, Customer: [pause] Okay, I’ll buy from you.

Tommy: Well, that’s…

Tommy, Richard Hayden: …What?