Goldwater tried to stop the deal with Jamison, but the City Council voted in favor of the lease agreement during the summer and Glendale voters in November's election upheld a 0.7 percent sales tax increase designed to help the city's finances.
With the council agreeing to the reworked arena agreement, Jamison must now complete his deal with the NHL and gain approval from the league's board of governors.
"We're here, we're excited about some NHL hockey, we're looking forward to the lockout being over and we're also looking forward to the future," Jamison said. "We believe strongly not only in the product, we believe strongly in the community, we believe strongly in the Valley and we think basically this a good place to be, a good place to have a team and the future looks bright."
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