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07:58 AM ET 03.02 | While Matthew Hulsizer said just this past weekend that he expects his purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes to close soon, a report Tuesday indicates the deal needs to be done within a matter of days or it could fall apart. The Phoenix Business Journal reported Tuesday that Hulsizer could end up taking his money to another market -- there are several NHL teams for sale, including the New Jersey Devils, Atlanta Thrashers and Dallas Stars -- if the proposed sale of the Coyotes drags on much longer.

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March 2, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Hulsizer should team up with Miller(potential Stars buyer),buy all 4 teams and make 1 strong one of of them(if possible) and move to Winnepeg.

This will hopefully end the for sale,movement and downsizing threads for a few days.

March 2, 2011  08:30 AM ET

What a surprise - a "prospective" buyer for the Coyotes backing out. Never saw this coming...

March 2, 2011  08:46 AM ET

It seems bizarre that the league keeps screwing up deals with potential buyers for this team. People are willing to lay down huge chunks of cash, but for some reason The Dwarf keeps trying to nickel and dime them until they give up.

March 2, 2011  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It seems bizarre that the league keeps screwing up deals with potential buyers for this team. People are willing to lay down huge chunks of cash, but for some reason The Dwarf keeps trying to nickel and dime them until they give up.

agree with this - you have to wonder what keeps happening behind closed doors that investors keeping pulling up the stakes.

March 2, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

agree with this - you have to wonder what keeps happening behind closed doors that investors keeping pulling up the stakes.

Prolly something to do with the flexibility of moving the team if it doesnt work out. Gary's stubbornness is quite large.

March 2, 2011  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Prolly something to do with the flexibility of moving the team if it doesnt work out. Gary's stubbornness is quite large.

Yes, its amazing such a tiny frame can house such a large ego and level of stubbornness. He's got some Napoleon in him for sure, though not a clue about the sport he commissions.

March 2, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Why would he want to be a minority owner of the Devils? Why would he want to own the other 3 unless their potential if it doesn't work out in a short amount of time exists that he can move them. How long can the NHL own a team?

March 2, 2011  09:39 AM ET

A little misleading considering it is a minority share of the Devils up for Sale, not Vanderbeek's Majority share, and I think the other Three teams are Majority Shares, however I might be wrong with the other three teams.

March 2, 2011  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Prolly something to do with the flexibility of moving the team if it doesnt work out. Gary's stubbornness is quite large.

We have a winner! *ding*ding*

March 2, 2011  10:00 AM ET

Here's some videos from yesterday's conversation...

March 2, 2011  10:02 AM ET

And part two...

March 2, 2011  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Gary's stubbornness is quite large.

The only thing about him that is.

Maybe his ego too.

March 2, 2011  10:13 AM ET

It doesn't matter how good the players are and how the Yotes are doing in the standings. This team is a white elephant and has been since the day they moved to the desert. The Glendale arena was the nail in the coffin. Relocate or contract. It's not that hard to figure out. Why has this taken so long?

March 2, 2011  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

It doesn't matter how good the players are and how the Yotes are doing in the standings. This team is a white elephant and has been since the day they moved to the desert. The Glendale arena was the nail in the coffin. Relocate or contract. It's not that hard to figure out. Why has this taken so long?

I agree. They have had several different people step up and try and buy this team and move it somewhere it might actually make some money. If you can't sell them then contract them.

March 2, 2011  10:23 AM ET

lol, the spammers at least figured out how to relocate. They are in Oregon now!

March 2, 2011  10:33 AM ET

In the old days sports teams were a write off for the rich guys. Now they are trying to make money on sports while giving away huge contracts. Stupid.

March 2, 2011  10:49 AM ET
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In the old days sports teams were a write off for the rich guys. Now they are trying to make money on sports while giving away huge contracts. Stupid.

These rich guys have their teams as toys. I don't have a single toy that pays back. ALL my toys bleed me one way or another.

March 2, 2011  10:56 AM ET

Boy, those are some ugly uniforms in that picture. The Coyotes need to look to the Flames throwback unis from the Heritage Classic to see how uniforms can be done right.

March 2, 2011  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Here's some videos from yesterday's conversation...

I always loved how Richard Harris would be dressed so well and yet have that shock of white hair going all directions :)

 
March 2, 2011  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Prolly something to do with the flexibility of moving the team if it doesnt work out. Gary's stubbornness is quite large.

yeah, Buttramm needs to move his big snout out of the trough

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