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Everything You Need to Know About the Coyotes’ Second Chance at NHL Life

May 4, 2024

The Arizona Coyotes aren’t dead. At least, that was the party line among those sitting atop the now deactivated franchise last month, as a deal to sell and relocate everything but the team’s name to Salt Lake City inched toward a conclusion.

The eventual $1.2 billion sale to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith put Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo on the clock. He now has five years to do what he’s been unable to do over the past five years: Build an NHL-suitable arena in the Phoenix area that would allow the franchise to restart as an expansion team.

“I am the only one that can get this project done,” Meruelo said during a Phoenix-area radio appearance April 18.

Source: Front Office Sports

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