Our friends at Fire That Cannon wanted to get to know the Phoenix Coyotes. Since they are our favorite trading partner, it only makes sense to see which asset General Manager Don Maloney will fleece them out of at the trading deadline.
Q- Jack, please tell us about your blog and you.
First, let me give our Columbus readers a little background re, the Coyotes. Some of them I’m sure don’t know the general origin and background The Coyotes were founded in 1972 as the original Winnipeg Jets of the WHA and were one of four franchises absorbed into the NHL when the WHA folded in 1979. The team moved to Phoenix on July 1, 1996. Due to financial difficulties, the NHL has owned the Phoenix Coyotes franchise since 2009. Gary Bettman and the NHL stepped in and refused to the the team be sold and moved.
Having said all that, I have to say the continuing thread of news always concerns the status of the Coyotes. Like: Are they staying in Phoenix? Are they being bought? Are they being bought to be moved?