NHL calls Glendale’s actions ‘extremely disappointing’


The NHL has released a statement on the City of Glendale’s plan to explore ways to cancel its arena-management agreement with the Coyotes.

Said the NHL: “We have been advised by the Coyotes that the City of Glendale’s contentions are without merit and we fully expect the Coyotes to continue to play at the Gila River Arena and for the City to continue to honor its obligations to the Coyotes. After everything that has transpired, it is extremely disappointing that the City of Glendale would do anything that might damage the Club.”

Glendale’s city council will hold a special meeting this evening to discuss “possible action to direct the city manager and city attorney to cancel the professional management services and lease agreement” between the city and the Coyotes.

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