The drums of relocation have sounded in the Southwest for two years now, and there still does not seem to be any kind of end in sight.
The talk of the Phoenix Coyotes relocating to Winnipeg is nothing new, but Gary Bettman and the NHL seem hell-bent on pushing the square peg into the round hole.
While some fans are quick to debase this issue into a peeing contest, the fact remains that this is a complex problem with many different factors to consider.
The name Winnipeg means “muddy waters” in the tongue of the Native Americans, and you couldn't possibly find a better term for this situation.
From the city of Glendale and Gary Bettman to Matthew Hulsizer and the Goldwater group, the Coyotes have had no shelter from the relocation storm.
If the resolution to the Coyotes relocation is not near, it certainly should be as it’s almost dragged on to comic proportions.
The issue should really be about improving the NHL and doing what’s right for the fans, without the childish bickering between Canadians and Americans about who deserves what.
Instead, the NHL is choosing to stubbornly hold their ground while rapidly running out of time. With this season coming to a close, the relocation saga must come to an end.