Some real drama going on in Arizona to say the least.
Over the last 24 hours, it was reported that the Arizona Coyotes were getting ready to fire their general manager.
NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reported that John Chayka's office had been emptied out and he wasn't on the list of people travelling with the team to Edmonton.
Well now it's been revealed that Chayka himself terminated his contract and has walked away from the team.
In response to that, the Coyotes released a statement calling out their former GM.
"The Club is disappointed in his actions and his timing as the Coyotes prepare to enter the NHL's hub city of Edmonton, where the team will begin post-season play for the first time since 2012. Chayka has chosen to quit on a strong and competitive team, a dedicated staff, and the Arizona Coyotes fans, the greatest fans in the NHL,” the team said in a statement.
"The Club is moving forward and has named Steve Sullivan as Interim General Manager. He has the full support of the entire organization including team ownership, executive leadership, players, and coaches.“
For now, Chayka has decided to take the high road with a statement of his own and said he'll reveal all the details of what happened eventually.
““I love our players, coaches, staff and fans and I very much wish I could be with the team in Edmonton. Sadly, the situation created by ownership made that an impossibility,” Chayka said.
“That’s all I intend to say on this matter for now. A fuller, more detailed explanation may be necessary in the near future. Until then, I wish the Coyotes good luck in Edmonton, and thank every member of Our Pack for the support shown to Kathryn, our daughter and myself over the years. Also, I want to congratulate Steve Sullivan as he steps into a new role. We’ve worked side-by-side for years. He is a great person and a terrific hockey mind.“