If you are a Coyotes fan who does not think the team will be moving back to Canada, you now have at least one more believer: Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz.
According to the Winnipeg Sun, Katz said his belief is based on knowledge of the contractual obligations the team holds in Arizona.
“Do I believe the Coyotes are coming to Winnipeg? The answer would be no. I believe the Coyotes are staying in Phoenix,” Katz told reporters following Wednesday’s city council meeting. “I think we should start looking at some of the other potential franchises.”
Katz added that Winnipeg is ready for an NHL team, but it will have to be different from the one that currently resides in Phoenix.