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Coyotes ownership about to change, again

It just isn’t hockey season in Arizona without some ownership/arena drama.

2017 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Earlier this morning it was reported by David Pagnotta that the Arizona Coyotes are about to undergo another change to the franchise’s ownership structure. The newest report is unclear of what the new structure will be, so current owner Andrew Barroway’s role in it is also unclear. However, it was less than a year ago when Craig Morgan, then of Arizona Sports, reported that Barroway was looking for a minority owner. Until an update can resolve the uncertainty, it is most likely that this change in structure is a new minority owner.

The one facet of the deal that is absolutely clear is that the team is staying in Arizona and,more specifically, the Valley of the Sun. In fact the deal is based on it:

Additionally according to Pagnotta’s report the new ownership agreement is “not believe[d] to be contingent on a new arena deal,” so it won’t have any immediate effects on an East Valley arena deal or the current agreement in Glendale.