The Embarrassment of Pheonix

Posted: 24th September 2009 by Caitlin Schulz in NHL
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The future of the Phoenix Coyotes is up in the air, and now, so is their coaching position. Wayne Gretzky announced today that he would be stepping down from his position as coach and director of hockey operations. Now what? For the past few months, the Coyotes have become the embarrassment of the National Hockey League. And it isn't because the the organization has been conducting itself poorly. The NHL, Gary Bettman, and Jim Balsillie are the root causes of this embarrassment. Why you ask? Bettman's American experiment is working in some places while failing miserably in others. Phoenix, Tampa Bay, and Florida are just a few places where the experiment has failed.   The NHL has not been able to latch hockey onto the sporting culture of Phoenix. People aren't watching. There are se ...

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