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The Phoenix Coyotes May Be Moving to Hamilton—But Will the NHL Allow It?

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

The Phoenix Coyotes declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday.

A somewhat shocking move—but even more shocking was what happened next.

Mere hours after Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes filed, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly removed Moyes' authority to run daily operations of the team.

Moyes will also not be allowed to represent the team in bankruptcy court. The team will now be represented by the NHL's board of governors.

The question is why the NHL would step in and remove Moyes in the first place. It has a lot to do with the Canadian owner of Research In Motion, Jim Balsillie.

If Balsillie's name sounds familiar to you, it's because last offseason he made a well-publicized bid t...

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