A major shift in focus is coming for media outlets who cover the Phoenix Coyotes. There will be no more mentions of prospective ownership groups. There will be no more mentions of arena-lease agreements no more mentions of relocation and no more need to include that four-year-old back story.

For a change there will be nothing to discuss but hockey.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday that the league’s Board of Governors is expected to complete approval of the sale of the Coyotes to ICEArizona (nee Renaissance Sports and Entertainment) on Monday. Sources familiar with the situation also said the ownership group is expected to close the $170 million sale of the team on Monday -- the deadline set by the City of Glendale when it reached agreement with RSE last month on an arena-management deal for Jobing.com Arena.

Daly had hoped the Board of Governors would complete their vote by Friday via fax but not all of the votes had been received. Nonetheless that vote is viewed as a rubber stamp.