Arizona Coyotes to Relocate Before the Start of Next Season

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The Arizona Coyotes are headed to relocation before the start of the 2015-16 NHL season. The City of Glendale wants to terminate their agreement with the Coyotes. An attorney representing the Coyotes, Nick Wood, released this statement in response to the City of Glendale:

This is a blatant attempt to renege on a valid contract that was negotiated fairly and in good faith and in compliance with all laws and procedures. In the event the City Council initiates any action to revoke, repeal or otherwise rescind the agreement, the Coyotes will immediately take all actions available to them under the law against the City of Glendale.

The NHL released this statement on the situation:

We have been advised by the Coyotes that the City of Glendale’s contentions are without merit and we fully expect the Coyotes to continue to play at the Gila River Arena and for the City to continue to honor its obligations to the Coyotes. After everything that has transpired, it is extremely disappointing that the City of Glendale would do anything that might damage the Club.

The NHL will continue to deny the Coyotes relocation until the team is actually moved. The City of Glendale has some legal ground to stand on and if the arena contract is terminated, the Coyotes would be forced to relocate to avoid many millions of dollars in financial losses.

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