Now that Shane has signed his contract to extend his career so that he will remain a Coyote for life, the focus is back on the City of Glendale. Shane accepted less money than the market would pay benefit the Coyotes.
- The hometown discount. He and his family have known the valley as home. Picking up and moving is not an easy task. Harder when you are the centerpiece of the team (see Gretzky press conference when he was moved to LA). Harder still when you have children and a spouse who are active in the community.
- He deferred his signing bonus until the end of his contract. This gives Mr. Jamison more money up front to spend on other assets as needed. Hello big body forward to crash the net. And welcome back Daymond Langkow?
- Signing here will only improve corporate spending on the Coyotes and season ticket sales. It is not too late to get them. Think of the crowd pop Shane will get at the opening night game. Now imagine everyone in attendance sees your ads on the video screen and company name on the dasher boards.
- At the podium yesterday, Shane talked about how much fun he has had the past three years and that last year was the most fun he has had in his career. That was a call to unsigned free agents. The valley is a great place to live and play hockey.
- The pressure is now back on Glendale to get the lease agreement completed.
We take the great feelings and welcomed relief from the signing of our captain. All the tears of joy and the happiness, we need to harness that energy and point it upon Glendale. The move is yours.