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Gary Bettman remains hopeful NHL will find solution for Coyotes in Arizona

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June 5, 2023

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly addressed the media ahead of game one of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. When asked about the Arizona Coyotes, Bettman said the team is exploring other arena options in the greater Phoenix area and is “hopeful” that a solution will come to fruition. The commissioner addressed a number of other topics, including expansion, Salt Lake City’s interest in the NHL, TV rights and the salary cap.

Leah and Petey discuss the biggest takeaways from the press conference and more specifically, what it means for the Coyotes on today’s PHNX Coyotes Podcast!

0:00 Intro

2:30 Diving into Gary Bettman’s press conference

4:30 Let’s get to the Coyotes

7:00 The NHL has patience with the Yotes

12:40 Is the NHL expanding?

20:30 The NHL is struggling with logistics for a game in Mexico City

22:35 Monitoring the Bally Sports trials


33:30 News and notes

37:50 Shane Doan rumors

41:40 Mike Babcock is back in the NHL

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