Tempe City Council

Coyotes Ring of Honor member Keith Tkachuk

Keith Tkachuk had two initial reactions when told that Clayton Keller is closing in on Tkachuk’s single-season Coyotes points record of 86. “First of all, it makes me feel really old,” Tkachuk, 51, quipped. “Second, I didn’t even know I had the record. Maybe I just forgot because I’m old.” Hazy recall is understandable. Tkachuk’s 52-goal, 86-point season occurred 26…

Early in the Coyotes’ bid to build an arena and entertainment district along the south bank of the Salt River, there was a strong possibility that the Tempe City Council would reject the team’s proposal. “One hundred percent true,” council member Randy Keating said Tuesday. “Even before deciding to enter negotiations with the Coyotes, there was a lot of mixed…