NHL News: Glendale Nixes Arizona Coyotes' Lease, Matthews on NHL 22 Cover, and more

Glendale Nixes Arizona Coyotes Lease

The unavoidable occasion of occasions occurred on Thursday as the City of Glendale chose to pull out of their joint contract with the Arizona Coyotes. This works at the end of the 2021-22 NHL season.

Staff Writer at NHL.com: This was not a rash choice by either side however nobody must be shocked by the Glendale City Council. They think they withstood the Arizona Coyotes as Glendale desired a dedication. Arizona desired some versatility. Now, the Coyotes need to discover a house for the 2022-23 season.

Gary Bettman thinks Arizona is remaining in Arizona.

“I’m not worried about the Coyotes.” Commissioner Bettman stated on WFAN 660 AM in New York. “I think their future stays in the greater Phoenix area.”

Again, all this might have done is sped up a procedure that had actually remained in movement for a little while.

Craig Morgan of Arizona Coyotes Insider:  There are going to be great deals of entanglements with the Arizona Coyotes as Glendale made it clear they desire Arizona out by June 30th, 2022.

Where will the Coyotes play in 2022-23? How will they pay the cash Arizona is overdue on? Since 2009, the Coyotes have actually been in limbo with more concerns than responses. Arizona has actually been taking a look at an arena place in the Tempe location for a long time.

It is safe to state there will be more twists and turns. In the meantime, Glendale is out.


Cristina Ledra of NHL.com: For the 2nd time in 2 years, Auston Matthews is on the cover of an NHL video game — this time it is NHL 22.

Jokes of a cover playoff curse aside, Matthews signs up with Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews as gamers who have actually appeared on the cover two times.

“I grew up playing the game and it’s really special to be on the cover in general, and to be on it again, I’m still just as excited,” Matthews stated throughout his cover shoot in Los Angeles.

NHL 22 will be readily available on a range of video gaming systems on October 15th however not on PC this season.

Blue Jackets Sign Cody Sillinger

Cap Friendly: The Columbus Blue Jackets have actually signed forward Cody Sillinger to an entry-level agreement.

The cap struck to Columbus is simply $925,000 however the AAV for Sillinger might be as high as $1.633 million. Year 1 functions efficiency bonus offers of $425,000 with Years 2 and 3 at $850,000 each.

Sillinger likewise gets a finalizing bonus offer of $92,500 a season as their primary draft choice.

New Jersey Devils Sign Chase Stillman

Puck Pedia: The New Jersey Devils have actually signed their first-round draft choice to an entry-level agreement. Chase Stillman will get an NHL base of $832,500.

This chooses an $80,000 income in the minors and a basic $92,500 income bonus offer. The cap hit for New Jersey is $925,000. Stillman’s offer is for 3 seasons.


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