NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 31, 2012.

Updates on the Coyotes sale, how a new CBA will affect next year’s UFA talent, Avalanche continue their budget-conscious ways, Dustin Brown’s day with the Stanley Cup, an update on the Islanders arena development plans, and more.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL/VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Uncertainty persists over the proposed sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to the Jamison Group, prompting one Glendal mayoral candidate to write Greg Jamison to demand he come clean over his ability to purchase the club. A Superior Court judge, meanwhile, rejected a petition by a local business group determined to get a sales-tax increase on the November ballot, removing another obstacle to the sale of the team.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s possible the sale to Jamison will eventually go through this summer, but the longer this takes, the more questionable that possibility becomes.

ESPN.COM: A look at how Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown spent his day with the Stanley Cup.

Chance for Ducks to ink Perry & Getzlaf to lengthy, front-loaded deals could end soon.

THE HOCKEY NEWS: A look at how a new CBA will affect next summer’s crop of potential unrestricted free agents, especially Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.

DENVER POST: The Colorado Avalanche have, over the past three seasons, been one of the lowest-spending teams in the NHL.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s believed management is banking on the development of its young talent to turn them into a playoff contender again, but that remains to be seen. Their cost-conscious means also had an effect upon the team’s attendance, which is down from its glory days of a decade ago.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Penguins NHLPA player rep Craig Adams remains optimistic over CBA talks despite the league seeking “huge concessions”. Like most, Adams considers the league’s proposal as an opening bid.

NEWSDAY: Two developers have submitted their qualifications to become “master developer” of the NY Islanders current arena site.

CBC.CA’s Tim Wharnsby reports via Twitter the Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to a one-year, two-way contract.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Goaltender Alex Auld has signed with an Austrian team.

3 Comments

  1. Jamison is a complete joke, a paper standout created by Bettman. If the sale is ever completed, I guarantee Jamison will miss payroll next Feb or March. I can’t believe the owners are letting this situation continue like this without a word

  2. Move Phoenix now before the ceiling comes down.Quebec City,Las Vegas,Oklahoma City,Hamilton just do it.A lockout will doom them anyway and from this chair it looks like a large possibility.

  3. I’m tired of this stupid situation. The Coyotes’ supposed sale and Bettman’s efforts to keep the team in Glendale, look so BUSH LEAGUE, that one has to shake one’s head in wonderment! This has gone on long enough. Fold the franchise, draft its players, or simply move the team to Quebec City!