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NHL Franchise Notes: Blues, Hulsizer Still Working Out Details Of Sale
Published November 14, 2011
HAVING HIS SAY: In Boston, Stephen Harris noted U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is "doing what he can to try and keep the Coyotes in Phoenix," and that mostly "means talking." After dropping the first puck for the Canadiens-Coyotes game Thursday at Jobing.com Arena, he "ripped into the Goldwater Institute, the conservative group that has so far blocked the sale of the team." McCain: "I’ve never seen such arrogance. When an organization like the Goldwater Institute, elected by nobody, representing nobody maybe some very wealthy donors, makes a decision like they did and it’s harmful to the economy to the state of Arizona, then I do weigh in" (BOSTON HERALD, 11/13).
WORKING TOGETHER: The Maple Leafs have agreed to a development deal with the Zurich Lions of the Swiss Elite League. The teams will exchange ideas on coaching, player development, roster management, social media, ticketing and security. Zurich also will gather information from the Maple Leafs on potentially building a new arena in Switzerland (Maple Leafs).