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Drama in the Desert: Sportsnet Radio Fan 590 Doug MacLean & Nick Kypreos say Coyotes moving to Winnipeg , Deputy Commissioner Daly denies Sportsnet story, Plea to Wings fans to wear white to prevent embarrassing Yotes

Globe & Mail:  NHL denies latest Coyotes rumourShoalts gets in on the Wpg/Yotes rumour fest.

Winnipeg Sun:  Coyotes deal on last legs.  This team has been on it’s “last legs” for quite some time.  It appears that the Sun’s Paul Friesen has a different source than that used by MacLean and Kypreos which could lead to the story having more credence.

TSN:  Daly refutes report that Coyotes move to Winnipeg close.  Not much different that the Free Press story below.

Winnipeg Free Press: Daly refutes Sportsnet story of Yotes moving to Winnipeg.  Not much of a surprise.  He can’t exactly confirm the story and doom ticket sales.  (IC Apology: link was broken.  Thanks to daily reader Doug for pointing that out).

Fan 590 (audio):  Coyotes moving?  Sportsnet Radio FAN 590’s Doug MacLean and Nick Kypreos were informed by multiple sources that the Phoenix Coyotes will relocate back to Winnipeg once the team is eliminated from this year’s playoffs.
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Arizona Sports:  McCain calls for mediation and talks to keep Coyotes.  I’m really not seeing how he thinks a meeting will change Goldwater’s position.  They say no to public money, Hulsizer requires same to move forward, meeting over.

Arizona Republic:  A plea for Detroit fans to wear white to the Yotes home games.  I actually had to read this twice.  Asking fans of another team to wear your team’s colours so you won’t be embarrassed.   Why would anyone comply with this request?  Would members of Steelers Nation, who travel very well, ever consent to wearing the Cowboys home team’s colors?   I think not.

Arizona Republic:  Must they win or go homelessWell they wouldn’t exactly be homeless.  There is quite a nice building awaiting the team on Portage Avenue.  At this point, I’m not sure winning a series or two, would impact on whether or not the team stays, although the NHL would sure appreciate the extra revenue.

Arizona Republic:  Former AG under investigation by state BarNot exactly hockey related news but noteworthy considering the high level of ‘trust’ Senator John McCain placed in former Attorney General Grant Woods opinion that the deal didn’t contravene Arizona law.

Arizona Republic:  McCain urges Governor Brewer to get involvedSomewhat ironic that former owner of the Coyotes Richard Burke came out against Goldwater.  If he thinks the Coyotes should stay in Glendale why doesn’t he resume ownership of the team?  He got out in 2001 for a reason.

Winnipeg Sun:  NHL stars get Manitoba Hall callExciting news for all the inductee’s but who is ready to hear former Jets broadcaster and 2011 MHOF inductee Curt Keilback call a game at the MTS Centre?

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ESPN's John Buccigross Playoff Predictions while wearing Jets shirt.