One last low unprofessional act from Coyotes management

Their hands were forced!



It’s all but 100% confirmed, the Arizona Coyotes are playing their final season in the desert state and will be relocated to Salt Lake City for the 2024-25 campaign.

It brings to an end what was mostly a tumultuous tenure in Arizona that saw very little postseason success along with no shortage of public embarrassments, among which were being relegated to secondary tenets in a college rink along with being accused of being very late on player bonus payments.

And as one final act of unprofessionalism toward the players and staff, reports indicate that general manager Bill Armstrong had planned on keeping the terms and location of the upcoming major move secret, and only met with the players this evening to give them a clearer picture after they spoke out regarding the stunning lack of information flow.

Via Elliotte Friedman, Armstrong had to “come clean” after voices arose from within the organization:

“With players and staff demanding answers after reports of the potential move, Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong flew to Alberta after attending the Frozen Four semifinals Thursday in Minnesota. He declined to comment, but those sources indicated he came clean about the move and told everyone there would be arrangements to visit Salt Lake City.”

While it’s a good thing that this failed experiment is finally ending, it’s hard not to feel bad for the team and arena staff who have been left in the dark and who’s jobs and livelihoods will be affected.

Source: Sportsnet