The Glendale city council is set to vote Tuesday on a lease agreement that doesn't seem to be agreeable to the potential NHL investors who want to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in town. The major sticking point seems to be a 5 year out clause for the city.
Paul Gilbin sent out the following tweets Monday night.
Paul Giblin @PaulGiblinAriz 13m
The #Glendale City Council is going ahead with Tuesday's vote on a proposed #Coyotes deal that the prospective owners say is a deal breaker.
Paul Giblin @PaulGiblinAriz 9m
#Glendale Councilman Gary Sherwood told me a few tweaks could be made to the #Coyotes deal just before Tuesday's vote.
Paul Giblin @PaulGiblinAriz 7m
Tuesday's #Glendale City Council meeting is set to start at 7 p.m. Arizona time, but the #Coyotes vote may not come until hours later.
The NHL has indicated that Tuesday is the deadline for a deal to get done and that, if the council doesn't approve a deal THAT HAS BEEN AGREED ON by the potential investors, relocation is a definite and likely option.
So will both sides dig in their heels and try to paint the other as the bad guy or will Councilman Sherwood pull a rabbit out of his hat? We shall soon see.
Guess who's coming to dinner?
Bettman and Daly will be in Glendale for the councils vote. Expect ample discussion prior to the vote, so it will be late before vote is in.
What this means is anybody's guess. Don't panic or rejoice.
This day in Sonics history
Remember what happened on July 2, 2008? Hint: It was the worst day in the history of Seattle sports. Could the five year anniversary go better for us?
Bill Wixey @BillWixey 1h
Ironically, it could be the day #NHL arrives in #Seattle. #NHLSEATTLE RT @sonicsman: 5 YEARS AGO! "HEARTBREAK DAY"! http://wp.me/p1s44q-aw