- Craig Morgan Fox Sports Arizona: The Coyotes Jobing.com Arena will now be known as Gila River Arena, pending approval from the Glendale City Council vote on September 9th. The deal is believed to be worth $30 million over 10 years. The naming of the arena will be just part of their partnership. The deal could mean $600,000 a year for the City of Glendale.
- Craig Morgan: “No issues are expected with the Glendale City Council vote on Sept. 9 so name should be in place by Sept. 10 for the start of training camp. That last tweet is logical. Why would the City of Glendale oppose a deal that will bring it more money off the arena?”
- Stephen Cohen of the Seattle PI: A KING/5 TV is reporting that potential Seattle Sonic owner Chris Hensen has a “non-binding” agreement with a potential NHL owner that is from Vancouver with regards to a potential arena in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood.
“the two potential ownership groups have signed a ‘non-binding’ agreement which lays out the terms for Coleman’s contribution to the project and his potential revenue streams for a hockey franchise.”
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators Mike Fisher is on track from his ruptured Achilles that happened in early July. Recovery was expected to be four to six months.
“He’s working out on a regular basis here,” Poile said. “Everything is tracking to date, but the bottom line is still a four- to six-month injury. Optimistically, Thanksgiving and end of November. That’s an optimistic target.”
- Uffe Bodin: Coyotes third round draft pick Anton Karlsson signed a two-year deal with Skelleftea in Sweden.