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Phoenix Coyotes To Be Renamed Arizona Coyotes

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I guess it makes sense, especially if they want to 'rebrand' themselves. No different than the 'Minnesota' Wild or 'Florida' Panthers. I wonder how the uniforms are going to look.

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So they think the people from the rest of the state are going to fill the seats?


NHL teams rely heavily on ticket sales. I just don't see how this solves anything.

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I read an interview a couple of months back where the new owner was talking about renaming the team with the Arizona moniker. It wasn't so much about "rebranding" them as much as it was about making the Coyotes similar in name to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Cardinals. Kind of a solidarity move, similar to how all the Pittsburgh teams have the same color scheme for their uniforms. I actually think it's pretty cool. A little state pride never hurt anyone.

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The new owners are actually trying to embrace the kind of hockey fans that live in the Phoenix area (Canucks, Oilers, Flames fans + loads of Wings and Hawks fans as well). This month they announced that they were the first place west of the Mississippi (state-side) to open a Tim Hortons. Yep, Jobing.com now has the only Tim Hortons in the entire West.

Then came this:

Canadafest-550.jpg

I assume they will reach out to Wings and Hawks fans somehow, soon.

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The new owners are actually trying to embrace the kind of hockey fans that live in the Phoenix area (Canucks, Oilers, Flames fans + loads of Wings and Hawks fans as well). This month they announced that they were the first place west of the Mississippi (state-side) to open a Tim Hortons. Yep, Jobing.com now has the only Tim Hortons in the entire West.

Then came this:

Canadafest-550.jpg

I assume they will reach out to Wings and Hawks fans somehow, soon.

That's too funny. I see they really went all out on the bands. LOL Might have been a good lineup 30-40 years ago.

I suppose they are trying to appeal to the senior sunbirds with money so it makes sense.

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Jobing.com now has the only Tim Hortons in the entire West. [/i][/b]

Are. You. Effing. KIDDING ME?!

HOW DID I NOT HEAR ABOUT THIS?!?!?!

God dammit now I'm gonna have to go to games OTHER than Wings games

The struggle is real

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http://news.yahoo.com/coyotes-switching-name-arizona-phoenix-next-season-200535623--nhl.html;_ylt=A0LEV0MSoelSbzgAN59XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw--

I guess it makes sense, especially if they want to 'rebrand' themselves. No different than the 'Minnesota' Wild or 'Florida' Panthers. I wonder how the uniforms are going to look.

I read somewhere that the jerseys are going to be the same with the addition of a shoulder patch that will be revealed their first exhibition game of next pre-season.

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I like that move nothing wrong with showing regional pride. Also I think if the tax payer has to pay for a hockeyclub, they should have a say on how to name them.

What happens if the Coyotes are relocating in the future, would the new be allowed to the change the whole name not just Arizona?

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I like that move nothing wrong with showing regional pride. Also I think if the tax payer has to pay for a hockeyclub, they should have a say on how to name them.

What happens if the Coyotes are relocating in the future, would the new be allowed to the change the whole name not just Arizona?

Yeah, if they're relocated they can change the name to whatever they want. Just like Colorado, Carolina, and Dallas did.

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Are. You. Effing. KIDDING ME?!

HOW DID I NOT HEAR ABOUT THIS?!?!?!

God dammit now I'm gonna have to go to games OTHER than Wings games

The struggle is real

Yeah I'd be getting standing room tickets just to go to Timmy's :lol:

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And in the end, a bring of dung with a different label is still a brick of dung.

They'll have to change the name again; Seattle Coyotes doesn't make the cut.

The Seattle Coyotes would be the most awesome thing ever. It says, "We realize this whole thing is a farce, and we're just going to embrace that."

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I always wondered...

Why does everyone here seemingly have such a hard on for Seattle getting an NHL team?

Why Seattle, of all places?

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I understand the impetus, believe me, but let's not turn this into a relocation/contraction/who-deserves-a-team-more thread.

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Considering they don't even play in Phoenix this move makes sense

True, but I'm sure there are other examples where the team doesn't actually play in the city (e.g. Ottawa)

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