MOYES AGREES TO SELL COYOTES TO NHL
Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes has agreed to sell the bankrupt franchise to the NHL.
The agreement, which still must be approved by Judge Redfield T. Baum, was announced in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday after lawyers met for more than an hour during a recess in a status hearing on the case.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says that once the deal closes, the league will immediately look to sell the team, preferably to an owner who will keep the club in Arizona.
Read more on TSN.ca
The deal is said to be worth about $128M US.
PRENDERGAST VISTING MONTREAL
Brian Wilde of CTV Montreal reports that Kevin Prendergast has been in attendance at a few Montreal Canadiens games recently. Wilde suggests that the last two time Prendergast visited Montreal, Michael Ryder and Alex Kovalev were on the block. Let the speculation begin…
KOVALCHUK OUT FOR 3-5 WEEKS WITH BROKEN FOOT
Ilya Kovalchuk broke his foot on Saturday in a game versus the San Jose Sharks. Kovalchuk was averaging just over 1 goal per game (9 goals in 8 games) and the Thrashers are 4-3-1 to start the season, so the loss will heavily be felt. My condolences to whomever picked him up in our pool and any other pool. Bet you were all pretty damn excited at how his season got off to a spectacular start! What a shame that is.
NO SUSPENSION FOR RICHARDS FOR HIT ON BOOTH
For those that missed the hit itself:
Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren states that Mike Richards will not be suspended for his hit on David Booth on Saturday night. In my view, Richards saw that Booth was looking away and laid his shoulder up high. To me that is suspendable and setting a bad example. Am I wrong in thinking this hit has worse intent than Tuomo Ruutu’s hit on Darcy Tucker, an offense that landed him a 3 game suspension?
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