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NHL Semifinals: Balsillie and the Tigers Versus Bettman and the Coyotes

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

As the Stanley Cup semifinals get under way—with Chicago and Detroit in an Original Six matchup and the Hurricanes taking on the Penguins—all eyes are on NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the Phoenix Coyotes versus Jim Balsillie and the Hamilton Tigers.

Or is it the Hamilton BlackBerries and the Winnipeg Jets?

It's business, but it appears to be personal, too. This confrontation promises to have some of the nastiness hockey fans like to see on the ice during the playoffs.

In a nutshell, this is what the Phoenix-Hamilton series is all about: The NHL is trying to block the sale of the Coyotes to Balsillie while Balsillie is trying to strike down the NHL's franchise relocation rules so he can ...

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