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Report: Dave Tippett's new Coyotes deal includes out clauses

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10:23 AM ET 06.22 | Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports Dave Tippett received out clauses in his new five-year, $10 million contract if he doesn't like the Coyotes new ownership or franchise relocation.

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June 22, 2013  10:29 AM ET

2 million a year? Where do I sign?

June 22, 2013  10:35 AM ET

"Tippett received .... his new five-year, $10 million contract"

Five years? I didn't know Shane Doan's wife had that much influence.

June 22, 2013  10:41 AM ET

He may not Tippett, but he's definitely rocking the boat.

June 22, 2013  10:51 AM ET

He'll be singing "by the time I get to Phoenix....hey, where did everybody go?"

June 22, 2013  11:37 AM ET

What's not to like about Seattle?

June 22, 2013  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What's not to like about Seattle?

Rains a bit too much for my liking but it's a perfect fit for an NHL team. For example, the Yotes.

June 22, 2013  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He'll be singing "by the time I get to Phoenix....hey, where did everybody go?"

Understated, sir...


Nicely done.

June 22, 2013  02:35 PM ET

smart man

June 22, 2013  03:32 PM ET

Sooooo....the report of this contract is moot, as he's going to immediately opt out?

June 22, 2013  04:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What's not to like about Seattle?

The rain! It never stops!

June 22, 2013  06:31 PM ET

Or you can imagine he'd rather stay in the Southwest and not move to Quebec City...

June 22, 2013  06:48 PM ET
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Or you can imagine he'd rather stay in the Southwest and not move to Quebec City...

That too.

June 23, 2013  07:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That too.

Especially that you know he feels well in Arizona, that part of his family (namely his daughter) lives in Seattle; so why would he have these out clauses if the team is sure to remain in Arizona or has good chances to be relocated to Seattle?

Maybe because Quebec has better chances to be the place where the Coyotes COULD (capital letters on purpose) be relocated, and he doesn't speak French. Not to mention that winters in Quebec are very different from winters in Arizona or Seattle. Not to mention also the distance.

June 23, 2013  11:22 AM ET

Bett-tinkle has Quebec C earmarked for a beeeg expanshyon fee - no relocation allowed here. He was tinkling with the same idea in KC, but not one party has expressed an eye-scrotum of interest. Las ****, and San Diego were other targets - basically three out west to balance adding one in the east. Nice round number - 34 - leaves space to add two other Canadian teams later on (paying thru the nose, of course) one east, and one west - that's if he can't get one into N.O., and Houston (but no interest = no cash) in those cases.

June 23, 2013  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Bett-tinkle has Quebec C earmarked for a beeeg expanshyon fee - no relocation allowed here.

No, if there's no agreement between RSE and Glendale, they would need an immediate solution. Only Quebec City can provide that. QC has an arena, Seattle has not, period.

June 23, 2013  05:01 PM ET
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No, if there's no agreement between RSE and Glendale, they would need an immediate solution. Only Quebec City can provide that. QC has an arena, Seattle has not, period.

They've already done the deal apparently - owners are lined up - money apparently is arranged and unquestionable - it will be the Key Arena for next season - if it isn't Jobbing - and the new downtown edifice that's already begun, the year after that - they aren't anouncing a name until the Nat Ho walks out the Gland-ale door, fo'ever. Quebec's Arena also has only just begun to be built - hoping to be hockey ready by Oct, 2015 - but don't hold yer breast.

 
June 23, 2013  05:40 PM ET
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They've already done the deal apparently - owners are lined up - money apparently is arranged and unquestionable - it will be the Key Arena for next season - if it isn't Jobbing - and the new downtown edifice that's already begun, the year after that - they aren't anouncing a name until the Nat Ho walks out the Gland-ale door, fo'ever. Quebec's Arena also has only just begun to be built - hoping to be hockey ready by Oct, 2015 - but don't hold yer breast.

Owners are lined up? Wrong, they've just discovered their love for hockey in Seattle two weeks ago when Chris Hansen contacted them. The point of relocation is stopping losing money. What revenue can you make in a 9,000 hockey arena that won't fit NHL standards? Seattle's new arena doesn't exist, it's just plans and the agreement between Hansen and the city of Seattle has to be modified because the arena was supposed to be built primarily for the Sonics' return.

Where did you see that they've done the deal??? Just because mayor McGinn's "plan B" speech??? You know what? NHL executives like silence concerning relocation. What he did might have done more harm than good to NHL-in-Seattle plans.

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