It's normally one of the most traumatic events in any community when a professional sports teams leaves one city and moves to another.
For business reasons, these moves almost always make sense and are logical. However, when you toy with the emotions of ticket buyers who have supported your team for years, there is something quite heinous about the process of franchise transfer.
In some cases, it can't be helped. Moving a franchise is the only alternative.
In the case of the Phoenix Coyotes, you have to wonder why the team has remained in the desert for 16 years after the team once known as the Winnipeg Jets pulled up stakes and moved to the American southwest.
The team has lost millions of dollars and has not been able to close on an ownership deal, and other cities may have a much greater desire for a hockey team.