GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Desert hockey lives to see another season.
What good, if any, the one-year reprieve granted the Phoenix Coyotes by the Glendale City Council will do remains to be seen. The best-case scenario, from the council's perspective, will be for the NHL to finally complete a sale that keeps the franchise at the city's Jobing.com Arena for many years to come. At worst, the city could be out $50 million and still lose the team.After hours of testimony and discussion, the council voted 5-2 late Tuesday night to give the NHL $25 million for arena operating costs for next season. It's the second $25 million Glendale will have forked over. The city did the same a year ago and the league collected that cash out of escrow last week.