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Dec 23, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) takes the opening face off against Arizona Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) to start the game at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 23, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) takes the opening face off against Arizona Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) to start the game at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

AT: As a fan from an Original 6 market team, what kind of role would you say the Arizona Coyotes have in the hockey world given the Auston Matthews story and ASU’s jump into NCAA D-1 Hockey? Do you think the new stadium plan near a college campus will help with the Coyotes’ attendance and fanbase perceptions?

 

GB: The Arizona Coyotes play a very crucial role in the world of hockey, but most importantly, USA hockey. Unfortunately for Arizona, the ‘Yotes haven’t been able to establish a winning, contending team presently, but the future of team brings a ton promise to the fans. When the future is so bright, the hopes for fans only grows into belief that this will be the year their team makes the leap into contention. Although the present isn’t super bright, Arizona is putting themselves on the map and continuing to grow the sport of hockey in the United States. The Auston Matthews story was and still is huge. Who would’ve thought a future franchise superstar would be coming from the desert. Hockey continues to expand through the United States and it’s definitely huge to see a franchise like Arizona continue this growth.

The new stadium will be big for team, the state, and the fans. As prospects continue to develop in the ‘Yotes system, the hope that one day the Coyotes as consistent playoff contenders will be on step closer to reality. Building the fan base will grow as the team continues to develop and prosper. The Arizona Coytotes along with the state of Arizona are absolutely on the right path.