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Canadian Billionaire Offers To Keep Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona Desert

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie's bid to take over the Phoenix Coyotes and move the NHL team to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, changed into an offer to keep the team in Arizona. His lawyer, Richard Rodier is emerging as a key player in the saga of the Arizona hockey team.

Balsillie is willing to own the Coyotes and let them stay in Phoenix for another season—with some provisos, according to the Toronto Star, if he is allowed to purchase the team through bankruptcy proceedings, according to documents filed late Friday night.

Coyotes fans in Phoenix hope a rally today will show their team ain't dead yet, according to the Globe and Mail, but owner Jerry Moyes continued to do everything in his power to kill it. Moyes ...

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