NHL In Seattle: League Denies Report that Phoenix Coyotes Have Been Sold

Late Monday and early Tuesday, reports surfaced that said the NHL had sold the Phoenix Coyotes to Greg Jamison and that he would be keeping the beleaguered franchise in the desert. This hurts Seattle's chances of getting an NHL team to fill the possible arena that was proposed last week. Well, so far, the NHL is denying the claim the team has been sold. Per Chris Daniels of King-5 News:

The National Hockey League reiterated Tuesday that there is no deal to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix.
A source told KING5 Sports Monday night that Greg Jamison, a former San Jose Sharks executive and part owner, had reached an agreement in principle with the NHL to buy the team and keep it in Arizona.

"We are the owner of the team, and thus should know if and when we have a deal to sell the team," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told KING 5 Tuesday.

"I have unequivocally denied (several times) that we have a deal with Jamison, (much less that the Board has approved him)," said Daly. "I hope it gets done with Jamison, but there is a long way between here and there."

It could just be a denial by the NHL until the deal gets officially approved, or I suppose it could be a falsified report that the team has been sold. We'll keep you updated as the details emerge.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.