NHL Steps Up Fight To Keep Coyotes In Arizona

Law360, New York (August 10, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Having already expressed its displeasure, the NHL has filed a motion to officially bar any bids for the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes that would see the hockey team leave Arizona for Canada.

The NHL submitted a motion to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona on Friday, seeking to block Richard Balsillie, co-CEO of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd., from pursuing an effort to move the team to Hamilton, Ontario.

The league maintains that Balsillie is not qualified to be an owner of an...
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