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Moyes Allowed To Question Reinsdorf On Possible Collusion
Published August 5, 2009
|Questions Raised About
Beasley's Tie To Coyotes Deal
BAD MOON RISING: In Phoenix, Dan Bickley writes these details of Beasley's "back-room negotiations with Jerry Reinsdorf have damaged his credibility," and now there is the "appearance of a skewed playing field and something that smells of cronyism." Bickley: "Now, the lights are on and everyone's paying attention. It will be nearly impossible to shape a deal that makes the Coyotes appealing to investors and taxpayers alike" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 8/5). In Montreal, Pat Hickey writes while Glendale has been "silent on what concessions it's willing to make" to a new owner, it is "becoming more obvious with each passing day that no matter who wins control of the Phoenix Coyotes, the taxpayers of Glendale, Ariz., will be the big losers" (Montreal GAZETTE, 8/5). The GLOBE & MAIL's Stephen Brunt writes the NHL is an "exceptionally profitable business in its core markets, supported by extremely loyal fans, but it will never be viable in Glendale." NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "knows it, as do the governors who employ him." Brunt: "They've see the books. They understand that the Coyotes have never made money in Arizona, and never will" (GLOBE & MAIL, 8/5).