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The Phoenix Coyotes Saga Comes Down to Canada vs. Gary Bettman

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

As far as hockey in Canada goes, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is just about as close to the embodiment of pure evil as there can be.

And that’s putting it nicely.

On May 5, Phoenix Coyotes majority owner Jim Moyes filed for bankruptcy after yet another season of deteriorating arena attendance and overall mediocrity from the Arizona sports franchise that he’s owned since 2001.

That same day, Moyes announced that he had agreed in principle to sell the team to PSE Sports and Entertainment, headed by Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie, for $212.5 million and part of the deal would include having the Coyotes reloca...

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