Nash not following Coytoes soap opera
By PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency
PHOENIX ó As a Canadian who plies his trade in Phoenix, you might think NBA star Steve Nashís loyalties would be torn when it comes to the plight of the NHLís Phoenix Coyotes.
But instead of waving the Maple Leaf, or showing his adopted hometown pride, the Victoria native takes a pragmatic approach to the affair.
ďWhat you want to do is go where the franchise has the best chance to succeed,Ē Nash told QMI Agency. ďIf itís here, it should stay here. If itís not, I canít really complain if itís gone. Obviously, living here, it would be nice for the franchise to succeed. But if an ownership group is losing money ... I canít really fault them.Ē
Acknowledging he hasnít had time to follow the Coyotes soap opera closely, Nash says itíd be great to have more teams in Canada.
But only if it makes dollars and cents.
ďMaybe one or two more teams,Ē he said. ďItís dictated on the financial model and how it can survive.Ē