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Meet the BlackBerry Billionaire Who Wants to Buy The Coyotes for Canada

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

Jim Balsillie has been trying to buy a National Hockey League franchise for years. Who is this guy, you ask?

Blsillie is the billionaire behind BlackBerry and Research In Motion. He loves hockey and wants to see a team in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He tried to get the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins and his bid on the Phoenix Coyotes is now pending approval.

Balsillie also had discussions with the Buffalo Sabres about purchasing that team, but no offer was made.

Balsillie wants to make the Coyotes to become the seventh NHL franchise in Canada. “The current team ownership asked that I table an offer to purchase the Coyotes an significant discussions resulted in an offer that is in the b...

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