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Gary Bettman Uneasy on Jim Balsillie’s Bid for Phoenix Coyotes

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Commissioner of the NHL is already a skeptic when it comes to Jim Balsillie's recent offer to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes.

"I don't know whether or not he could get approved," Gary Bettman said today during a discussion with the commissioners of the four major, North American, pro sports leagues.

The NHL's board of govenors would have to make the vote to approve Balsillie's $212.5 million offer to buy the team.

Balsillie's offer is conditional that he could move the team to Southern Ontario.

"That's, as I said, something I don't get a vote on," said Bettman.

"If in fact it becomes an issue for board consideration, the board of governors of the league w...

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