Coyotes should not have to play road games in Glendale

Feb 29, 2012, 5:51 PM | Updated: Mar 1, 2012, 4:57 pm

It was a scene I was familiar with.

Growing up an Arizona Cardinals season ticket holder, I
went to plenty of games where we were outnumbered by the
opposing team’s fans. So what I saw Tuesday night was,
unfortunately, nothing new. Arena was a sea of blue shirts, as Vancouver
Canucks fans made up a high percentage of the 16,691
people in attendance. They came hoping to see the best
team in hockey leave with a win, but instead saw the
hottest team in the league finish the month of February
with a 2-1 shootout win.

Needless to say, Canucks fans were fairly quiet on the way
out of the building.

“It was nice,” Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith said of
sending non-Coyotes fans away like that. “It was obviously
a passionate group and I respect that, but it was nice to
get the two points and kind of quiet the building a little

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Coyotes should not have to play road games in Glendale