SBC Camper Jordan is a contributer for hockey blog The Checking Line. A resident of Harleysville, PA, he is a big Flyers fan (and also has a soft spot for the Dallas Stars.) Check out his most recent blog post on the uncertain future of the Phoenix Coyotes, and read the full story here!
“The Phoenix Coyotes needed this series to be a rallying point. They needed it to gain favorable opinion, and they needed it big time. Ever since the team moved to Phoenix, the team and its ownership have lost considerable amounts of money. There were years that the “Desert Dogs” were completely forgotten about.
The team was located in a bad spot from the very beginning, not to mention tooled with very average players. The only real glory years they could look back to were their beginnings in the late 90s. The team gained tons of popular support. Plenty of fans came out to take part in the White Out. They were Phoenix fans, too. They wanted their team to win. And they had some good pieces, too. Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk and Rick Tocchet, along with Nikolai Khabibulin in net.
But it was never enough.”