Did you read the quote from USA today?? All the gent said was "the 16th doesn't matter any more" the rest of the article is speculation from USA today, not from the Agent
Like I said, the petition is only one hurdle to overcome there's a lot more to it. Jamison himself does not have the money to buy the team, he had an investment group consortium that was going in with the offer. He's got investor's dropping out now w/ all the uncertainty surrounding the whole deal. According to, I think it was Tyson Nash, on the radio the other day; "Investor's who were solidly in the deal before are no longer returning his calls". Not a good sign for the deal going through. Even if the NHL tries to push the sale through, that's pretty hard to do if the local purchaser doesn't have the money together. Secondly as many have mentioned the failed petition can cause a backlog of litigation that could drag on for a long time. The Coyotes will be there next year, at this point, but after that? Doan is looking beyond just this year.
edit: Oh and that's all assuming the Goldwater Institute doesn't decide to step into the bull ring again.
Edited by arsenalian, 12 July 2012 - 03:10 PM.