The players of the Arizona Coyotes said they were moving to Salt Lake City

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TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes players were told they are moving to Salt Lake City in a meeting before their game in Edmonton Friday, according to a new report from PHNX Sports’ Craig Morgan.
This comes just days after news broke that the NHL and the team were exploring a move to Salt Lake City.
Morgan said the official announcement could come as soon as April 17, which is the date of the Coyotes’ final regular season game.
RELATED: How players are reacting to the Arizona Coyotes possibly moving to Salt Lake City During Friday night’s game, team broadcaster Todd Walsh asked Coyotes rookies Josh Doan and Logan Cooley how they felt after Armstrong spoke to the team.
The week that led to the Coyotes leaving Arizona On Wednesday, the Coyotes beat the Pacific Division-leading Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in overtime.
That later developed into reports that the Coyotes could be sold to the owner of the Utah Jazz, Ryan Smith, rebranded and moved to Salt Lake City.
Arizona sports The city of Phoenix is home to five major professional sports league teams; The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, NBA’s Phoenix Suns, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.
Phoenix also has a soccer team with the USL’s Phoenix Rising FC, who play at Phoenix Rising FC Stadium in Phoenix.


METE, Ariz. — According to a new report from PHNX Sports’ Craig Morgan, the Arizona Coyotes players were informed during a meeting prior to their game in Edmonton on Friday that they would be moving to Salt Lake City.

The team and the NHL were reportedly considering moving to Salt Lake City, as was revealed a few days ago.

Elliotte Friedman originally broke the story in a post on X, a website that was formerly Twitter. However, Friedman has since removed his posts.

The move was later confirmed by Coyotes insider Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports. ESPN verified what Morgan had said.

It appears that the news was conveyed by Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong, who traveled to Edmonton to meet with the team prior to their Friday night game against the Oilers.

The Coyotes’ final regular season game is April 17, and Morgan said that could be the date of the official announcement.

Shortly after the rumors of a relocation surfaced earlier this week, players discussed them for the first time before this news broke.

Related: The response of athletes to the potential relocation of the Arizona Coyotes to Salt Lake City.

After Armstrong addressed the team during Friday night’s game, Coyotes rookies Josh Doan and Logan Cooley were questioned by team broadcaster Todd Walsh about their emotions.

“Yes, I think it was great that he came in and spoke with us and answered some questions,” Doan replied. “Obviously, the main focus remained that we were playing against tonight. A lot of us will have another chance to prove ourselves and show that we’re a team that can be a threat in the upcoming years when we play Edmonton, a really good team and a playoff team. And I believe that he did that because everyone in that room is grateful that he did. The game tonight, though, was ultimately the main event.

Yes, it’s enormous. I believe that it benefits not only the players but also the coaches, fans, staff, and trainers. As far as I can tell, it just makes everyone feel a little more at ease. “You know, as you mentioned, you have some clarity. But as I mentioned earlier, nothing changes in that locker room. We still have the third period to go, and then we have two more games to play correctly. Thus, all we have to do is keep doing what we’re doing and manage the puck properly. “.

The week the Coyotes decided to head out of Arizona.

The Pacific Division-leading Vancouver Canucks were defeated 4-3 in overtime by the Coyotes on Wednesday. After a day of speculation that started when Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff posted on X, the former Twitter, the NHL was drafting two schedules for the following season: one with the Coyotes in Arizona and another with them in Salt Lake City. The game finally took place.

Subsequently, rumors circulated that Ryan Smith, the owner of the Utah Jazz, might purchase the Coyotes, rebrand them, and relocate them to Salt Lake City. The NHL would be the first to purchase the team, according to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan. The team would subsequently be sold to Smith by the league.

Whyshynski and Kaplan also mentioned that if the NHL chooses to relocate to Arizona, current Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo would have the opportunity to buy an expansion team as part of the agreement.

According to a report by John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, the official announcement regarding the sale could occur as soon as April 18.

Other than a statement they published on X, the Coyotes have not yet responded to the rumors. The central account was attributed to “Coyotes ownership.”. The statement was reposted by the official team account.

“Show the supporters that we are listening to them and are working hard to ensure the Coyotes have a permanent home in Arizona,” the statement said. “Our pain is theirs. That is awful. We also regret that they must endure this. “.

The Coyotes moved from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to the Valley in 1996, when they first arrived.

As of right now, eight Arizona natives who were present in the Valley during the Coyotes’ tenure have made it to the NHL: Auston Matthews and Matthew Knies of Toronto; Brady Tkachuck and Mark Kastelic of Ottawa; Matthew Tkachuck of Florida; Tage Thompson of Buffalo; Jesse Ylönen of Montreal; and Josh Doan of Arizona.

sports in Arizona.

Five major professional sports league teams call Phoenix home: the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, the Arizona Diamondbacks of MLB, and the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL.

The Suns and Mercury play their home games at the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix, while the Cardinals call State Farm Stadium in Glendale home. The Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League are located at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale. The Coyotes are in action at ASU’s Tempe campus’ Mullett Arena.

The USL’s Phoenix Rising FC is another soccer team based in Phoenix; they play at Phoenix Rising FC Stadium.

The Fiesta Bowl and Guaranteed Rate Bowl in college football, the WM Phoenix Open, the most popular event on the PGA Tour, NASCAR races in the spring and fall, including Championship Weekend in November, and Cactus League Spring Training for fifteen Major League Baseball teams are just a few of the major sporting events that take place in the Valley each year.

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