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08:17 AM ET 01.31 | Chalk up another period of overtime in a saga full of them in Phoenix. Former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison, the main suitor for the Phoenix Coyotes for the past year, cannot produce the capital needed to purchase the team from the NHL and as a result a Jan. 31 deadline to maintain a critical lease agreement with the City of Glendale will pass without a deal being completed, multiple sources have told ESPN.com. A separate group of investors is prepared to step into the void created by Jamison's failure to produce the money he repeatedly insisted he would deliver to complete the deal, but the question is whether Glendale officials will agree to extend the lease agreement to a new group given that it was Jamison who negotiated the terms.

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January 31, 2013  08:58 AM ET

okay...
1) It's from ESPN, so it's dubious at best
2) for a guy that claims to know business, dwafus horrilius is sure letting this drag on....and on....
3) Just move them already...why are they letting this go on? Seattle or Quebec or even Hamilton or K.C. await with open arms...

January 31, 2013  09:19 AM ET

No NHL building at present in Quebec City (not sure they would want to use the old Colisee in the short term) so until a new one gets built, they aren't ready to take a relocating team.

January 31, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

okay...1) It's from ESPN, so it's dubious at best2) for a guy that claims to know business, dwafus horrilius is sure letting this drag on....and on....3) Just move them already...why are they letting this go on? Seattle or Quebec or even Hamilton or K.C. await with open arms...

It seems to be true, Jamison is out, a new group already looking in, a new mayor that didn't like the contract......

January 31, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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No NHL building at present in Quebec City (not sure they would want to use the old Colisee in the short term) so until a new one gets built, they aren't ready to take a relocating team.

what I'm afraid of is that they go to Q.C., use the same team name...and then try to "update" the unis like the stupid Jets did....

January 31, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Maybe they'd be successful if there were more backyard rinks in the Glendale area.

January 31, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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what I'm afraid of is that they go to Q.C., use the same team name...and then try to "update" the unis like the stupid Jets did....

Just out of curiosity, why was that an issue for you?
The new unis were the number one selling unis last year (new owner's investment immediately pays off) while the old Jets unis also spiked in popularity, making cash for the NHL...helping to pay for such things as the desert dogs.
I'd be fine if a franchise in Quebec decided to call themselves the Nordiques again.

January 31, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Just out of curiosity, why was that an issue for you? The new unis were the number one selling unis last year (new owner's investment immediately pays off) while the old Jets unis also spiked in popularity, making cash for the NHL...helping to pay for such things as the desert dogs.I'd be fine if a franchise in Quebec decided to call themselves the Nordiques again.

1) I like the olde Jets' logo and uni much better. The RCAF look doesn't work for me.
2) I hope they do call the Nordiques if it comes to pass. And again, that is a great logo
3) Maybe helping to prop up a team in an area where they are obviously not being supported enough isn't such a good thing?
4) It isn't REALLY an issue, just engaging in some good natured hyperbole

January 31, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

1) I like the olde Jets' logo and uni much better. The RCAF look doesn't work for me.2) I hope they do call the Nordiques if it comes to pass. And again, that is a great logo3) Maybe helping to prop up a team in an area where they are obviously not being supported enough isn't such a good thing?4) It isn't REALLY an issue, just engaging in some good natured hyperbole

Fair enough...I like the Jets unis from the WHA days and the 80s.

As for the Nords, have to agree with you...tough to come up with a better logo than the old hockey playing igloo.

January 31, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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Maybe they'd be successful if there were more backyard rinks in the Glendale area.

We tried that but those darn Canadien geese just barged in and ate all the ice cubes.

January 31, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Maybe they'd be successful if there were more backyard rinks in the Glendale area.

There are plenty out there................they call them swimming pools.

January 31, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

what I'm afraid of is that they go to Q.C., use the same team name...and then try to "update" the unis like the stupid Jets did....

I know. the new jets jersey is awful.

January 31, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

We tried that but those darn Canadien geese just barged in and ate all the ice cubes.

The French ones are like that. :-)

January 31, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

There are plenty out there................they call them swimming pools.

Then turn up the AC.

January 31, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The French ones are like that. :-)

Yes, but not as rude as vultures. They just drop down and eat road kill without asking if you want a bite.

January 31, 2013  10:44 AM ET

Does anyone know who the other group of investors are?

January 31, 2013  10:45 AM ET

YAAAAWWWWWNNNN!!!

January 31, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

There are plenty out there................they call them swimming pools.

And the skates are made by Body Glove??

January 31, 2013  10:58 AM ET

!3 hours until the deadline. Can we get another thread by 6 PM?

January 31, 2013  11:39 AM ET
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!3 hours until the deadline. Can we get another thread by 6 PM?

what deadline?

 
January 31, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

what deadline?

I think he's putting out slug bait.

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