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The Coyotes ‘have every intention of leaving Glendale as soon as practicable’

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FILE - In this April 12, 2011, file photo, the Arena, home of the NHL hockey Phoenix Coyotes, sits empty before a Stanley Cup playoff game in Glendale, Ariz. The city of Glendale has called for a special meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, to determine whether to end an arena lease agreement with the Coyotes, further clouding the team’s future in the desert.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


The Arizona Coyotes are never, ever, ever getting back together with the City of Glendale.

“Simply put, the Arizona Coyotes have every intention of leaving Glendale as soon as practicable,” Coyotes president Anthony LeBlanc wrote in a blistering letter to the city yesterday.

“For our business to continue to rely on the whims of a majority of seven elected Council members would be irresponsible of me to the point of risking financial ruin and the alienation of our most important assets — Arizona Coyotes fans and our sponsors.”

The Arizona Republic has the entire story for you. (And there’s more to it than just one letter.)

LeBlanc said last week that he’d be “shocked” if the Coyotes don’t make an announcement regarding a new arena prior to the NHL draft on June 24.

In his letter to Glendale, LeBlanc referenced “our very active discussions with the City of Phoenix and other potential arena partners.”

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