Report: Coyotes ownership uncertainty could extend into July


We know you’ve all been dying for another Phoenix Coyotes ownership update, so here’s the latest from Fox Sports Arizona:

While sources maintain that the NHL is pressuring Renaissance Sports and Entertainment to strike a deal this week (at least in principle) with the City of Glendale on a lease agreement for Arena, Glendale councilmember Gary Sherwood received mitigating information over the weekend.

Sherwood spoke to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Sunday, and Daly assured him that there is “no deadline, per se.” Daly told Sherwood that if the city and RSE appear to be headed toward an agreement, the NHL would be amenable to the Glendale City Council voting on it in July rather than on June 25, when the council next convenes.

There’s more in the report, including word that “Seattle is one of several cities in consideration” should the NHL end up relocating the Coyotes.