If you believe Canadian newspapers, tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings will be the Phoenix Coyotes last game in the desert.
Canadians like hockey. Judging by attendance at Coyotes games, Phoenicians don't (at least not enough to drive to west side), which is why Canadians are so optimistic that their beloved Winnipeg Jets will be returning to our overly polite neighbors to the north.
The Coyotes ended the season with the second worst attendance in the NHL. That, coupled with the Goldwater Institute's crusade to drive the team out of the Valley, is not helping the city of Glendale's attempt to keep the team.
In an attempt to lure the team back to Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that True North, a Canadian company that's been trying to purchase the team, is expected to trigger a campaign to sell season tickets -- before the team even relocates -- to prove to the NHL that Canadians are better hockey fans than desert dwellers.
The Coyotes are down three games to none to the Red Wings in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If they play as poorly tonight as they have during the rest of the series, tonight will be the Coyotes last game of the season. But will it be their last game in the desert?
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