April 27, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) looks on in game one of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
Yesterday the anti-Coyotes petition was turned it, but it probably isn't going to matter. The City of Glendale has said that the petitions are being turned in late, and it appears that they did not have enough signatures either. This news came the day after the city announced that the tax petition was rejected due to numerous errors, so it appears there aren't that many roadblocks for a Coyotes sale. Last night I noticed that the waves of the internet seemed to have calmed in regards to a Yotes sale, everyone is waiting for an official announcement, but after 3 years of limbo people are still cautious. I expect though that in the next week or two there will be a lot of activity though, mostly because I believe an ownership announcement is coming soon.
Interestingly enough Shane Doan's agent said that there is no longer a deadline for his decision over where he will be playing next season, which could potentially be a good sign. It was reported over Twitter that Doaner was meeting with potential owner Greg Jamison, and its entirely possibly that Jamison said that the deal was going to get done but it may not happen by the 9th or the 16th.
We have a lot of Coyotes news, some Glendale petition news, and some hockey news all after the jump below.
Coyotes Sign Johnson to One-Year, Two-Way Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Another depth signing for the Desert Dogs.
Doan’s agent says July 16 deadline is "off the table" | ProHockeyTalk
There isn't a deadline anymore, this could be a sign that Doan will be staying in Phoenix.
Phoenix Coyotes slow to make any moves | AZ Central
The Coyotes haven't made a lot of big moves yet, but there is still a lot of time left.
An Open Letter To Shane Doan - Howlin' Hockey - A Phoenix Coyotes blog
Jack Briggs writes a letter to the captain in response to Dan Bickley's column on Wednesday.
Coyotes Agree to Terms with Rechlicz - Phoenix Coyotes - News
He's a bruiser who will likely spend most, if not all, of next season in Portland.
Is Dave Tippett responsible for the rise of Mike Smith and the fall of Ilya Bryzgalov? | Edmonton Journal
The omission of Sean Burke in the article seems to be a glaring one.
Nebulous Verbosity " Note To Dan Bickley: Get Bent
George reacts to Dan Bickley's post telling Doan to "run while he can."
07/11/2012 - Jordan Martinook Profile Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Jordan Martinook was the Coyotes second round pick this past draft.
Glendale Petition News
GlendaleFirst Press Release 7/12/12 - Five For Howling
Today the organization GlendaleFirst released a statement about the validity of the arena management referendum petition stated that it has several "fatal flaws."
Referendum Signatures Are Turned In - Five For Howling
The signatures were turned in late, there isn't enough of them, and the entire thing should be invalid anyways.
Organizers of Phoenix Coyotes deal referendum say signatures submitted | AZ Central
These petitions are being turned in late and there were flaws with the documents on file.
Glendale group: Referendum petition invalid | Fox Sports Arizona
GlendaleFirst! is saying that the arena management petition is also invalid in addition to be late.
Glendale rejects group's attempt to overturn sales-tax increase - The Arizona Republic
This news could be an extremely positive development for Yotes fans.
News From Around the Hockey World
Sabres Announce Construction Of Alumni Plaza Featuring A French Connection Statue - Die By The Blade
Not the French Connection involving drugs though.
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Unveiled - The United States of Hockey
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello, former Dallas Star Mike Modano, and NBC's Ed Olczyk are this year's inductees.
Caps Sign Wojtek Wolski - Japers' Rink
This may be the former Coyotes' last shot in the NHL.
Panthers reportedly sign F Peter Mueller to 1-year, $1.75M contract - Litter Box Cats
Wednesday was apparently the day of singing former Coyote wingers with "issues".
Blackhawks coach blames Corey Crawford’s struggles on sophomore slump | ProHockeyTalk
You may remember Crawford as the goalie who Mikkel Boedker scored twice on in overtime with very weak shots.
Report: Six NHL teams on Nash's list; none are Canadian - TSN
Nash apparently wants to play in America.
The Final Howls
Paulina Gretzky cast as a coed in Adam Sandler’s ‘Grown Ups 2′ movie | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
You know you want to see it now.
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