Let’s take a short break from elections and superheroes (and, um, editing). TSN’s Bob Mackenzie has a new column up.

Bob says this:

Where will the Phoenix Coyotes be playing next season?

Well, since you asked, I will say it’s more likely to be Winnipeg than Phoenix. That’s my opinion.

I say probably, and qualify it as my “opinion,” because all the factual information I can find says to me very clearly that no final or irrevocable decision on the future home of the Coyotes has yet been made by any of the three vested partiesĀ – the NHL, the City of Glendale and would-be (under the right circumstances) owner Matthew Hulsizer.

And if we have learned anything in this long and winding Coyotes’ saga in Phoenix it is that it ain’t over until one of three parties pulls out and says it’s dead.

Could that happen? Sure, it could.

When might it happen? I don’t know, it could be days or maybe a week or two or three. Months is certainly not a viable answer because if the Coyotes are going to relocate to Winnipeg or anywhere else, there is much that needs to be done to facilitate it both within the league and the new market as well.

So whether it’s days or weeks, we should get an answer to our question soon enough.

Thus Spake Mackenzie.

I foresee an Autumn road trip in my future…