Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont wants NHL to bring Coyotes to Hartford: 'This is a great hockey state'

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The Arizona Coyotes may be trying to find a brand-new house soon, and there is currently a great deal of interest in the franchise from states and cities throughout the nation. On Friday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont revealed interest in bringing the Yotes to Hartford.

On Tuesday, citizens in Tempe turned down the Coyotes’ strategies for a brand-new arena and home entertainment district in the city. Now, the group will need to go back to the drawing board if it wishes to stay in the state.

While talking to press reporters, Lamont stated there are a lot of die-hard hockey fans in Connecticut who would invite a brand-new group. Lamont included that the state and city governments would more than happy to deal with the NHL on moving the Coyotes to Hartford.

“This is a great hockey state and a great hockey town,” Lamont stated, per the Associated Press. “It’s evidenced by the passion we have for the Whalers going back years — still one of the best selling jerseys. I think we can guarantee them a very strong market right here, and a government that’s ready to come and be their partner.”

If the Coyotes do relocate to Hartford, it would be the NHL’s 2nd stint in the city. In 1979, the NHL included the Hartford Whalers from the WHA. The Whalers stayed in Hartford through the 1996-97 season till they relocated to Carolina and ended up being the Hurricanes.

Connecticut will have some competitors for the Coyotes. NFL super star Patrick Mahomes has actually currently tweeted at the NHL recommending that the league move the group to Kansas City.

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