During the off-season we try to address Newsletter questions on the blog, so here's a timely question with Phoenix getting swept by Detroit last night: Q: So when Phoenix gets booted, will the NHL immediately announce their move to Winnipeg? And any chance we get out of the Pacific Division? Zach MIKE HEIKA: I think the NHL will give the Coyotes every chance to stay. The TV people like the Phoenix market, and I think the NHL has commited itself to try to do everything it can to keep that market alive. That said, they have hit a real brickwall in the Goldwater Institue, and there might be no way around the fact that the Goldwater Institute will try to block the City of Glendale from using taxpayer money _or at least that much taxpayer money (it's been reported they want to guarantee the city will cover losses up to $100 million) _ to prop up the Coyotes. If the Coyotes do move to Winnipeg, the guess is that Winnipeg will move into the Northwest Division and that Colorado will move into the Pacific, so the Stars would remain in the Pacific and simply play the Avalanche twice more per season. The best chance for the Stars to get out of the Pacific would be if Phoenix stayed, Atlanta moved to Winnipeg (supposedly a realistic option) and then Detroit or Columbus moved into the East. If that happened, it would open up a spot in the Central, and Dallas would be the perfect fit.