Coyotes Tracks - August 10, 2012 - The Ownership Nightmare Coming To An End?

GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: Greg Jamison, former CEO of the San Jose Sharks, speaks at a press conference to discuss the potential purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes before the start of Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Nashville Predators during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Could the Phoenix Coyotes ownership saga truly be coming to an end? Last night the site reported the answer appears to be yes. Hopefully the ownership news will trigger even more happy news. With an ownership group in place the chances of seeing Shane Doan back in a Coyotes uniform this coming season should improve.

All the NHL news wasn't positive on Thursday. Commissioner Gary Bettman stated the league would lock out the players if there wasn't a collective bargaining agreement in place when the old one expires on September 15th. Fans should get used to statements like Bettman's. Based on past labor negotiations there will likely be a fair amount of posturing by both sides before a deal is reached.

Links after the jump...

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes Sale To Greg Jamison Done, Sources Say - Five For Howling
Good news appears to be on the horizon.

Countdown To Coyotes Preseason: 46 Days - Five For Howling
A look back at last season's MLK Day Matinee pasting of the Avs.

08/09/2012 - First Glance: David Moss Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
GMDM talks about one of his summer acquisitions.

Downtime with BizNasty: Episode 2 – Hiking - Backhand Shelf
Not sure what the point of these videos is, but here is Part 2.

News From Around the Hockey World

Without a new deal, NHL lockout by September 15, says Gary Bettman - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
On Thursday the NHL commish said the league will lock the players out if there is no deal by 9/15.

Still sufficient time to get NHL deal done: Donald Fehr - CBC (AP)
The NHLPA head expects the union to submit a counter offer next week.

Why having character guys in the dressing room matters - Backhand Shelf
Justin Bourne talks about his own experience in locker rooms.

New Zealand newspaper is pretty sure Mathieu Schneider plays in their pro League - Backhand Shelf
Timmy has to do with his mates down in New Zealand.

The Final Howl

Joel Ward reveals he had sports hernia surgery - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
In case you missed this interesting medical radio moment on Wednesday. Warning: NSFW.

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