mid-season slide in the standings has not helped, but the fact that we are now approaching the end of January and the All-Star break and still there has been no news of a possible offer on the purchase of the Coyotes, is extremely concerning.
This drama has gone on long enough. The fans are out there - some watching the games at jobing.com and many more watching the games on TV. Should there be more fans in the seats? Absolutely!! It's a solid team, with good coaching, in a great building, with tickets priced very competitively. Do I think the location of the new arena could have been better placed in a more appropriate location? Possibly. The Westgate Center is a fantastic development...and the location certainly hasn't had any adverse affect on the Arizona Cardinals. People will debate that....but it is what it is. Debating it is not going to help the future of the Coyotes in Arizona.
It's hard for many fans to "invest" their time, energy, money and passion in a product that may or may not be there next season. Since moving the team to Glendale the team's first problem was not getting to the playoffs, then their problem was ownership and bankruptcy issues. Hockey can be successful in Arizona, and its about time intelligent investors and fans realize that the numbers at jobing.com are an effect of a deeper cause, that can be remedied over time - starting with players, fans and supporters of the Coyotes knowing their team is here to stay!
Let's support our team as they fight towards a playoff spot during the remainder of the season. Let's get out to the games, fill up jobing.com and send a clear message that we, the fans, are here....but we need a little more "commitment" in return.
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