New Group to Bid on Coyotes

It’s been a slow couple of news days around most of the National Hockey League, but the drama in Phoenix continues to make for interesting stuff. A group of businessmen from Canada and the United States is preparing to field an offer for the Phoenix Coyotes that will attempt to keep the franchise located inContinue reading “New Group to Bid on Coyotes”

Examining the NHL and NBC Contract Extension

NBC and the National Hockey League have agreed to a two-year extension of their television coverage contract that will keep hockey on NBC until the end of the 2010-2011 season. The deal includes coverage of the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway Park when the Boston Bruins will skate against the Philadelphia Flyers. NHL Commish GaryContinue reading “Examining the NHL and NBC Contract Extension”

Judge Rejects Balsillie Bid

It was a victory of sorts for the National Hockey League, as Judge Redfield Baum rejected Jim Balsillie’s bid to move the Phoenix Coyotes franchise to southern Ontario. The co-CEO of Research In Motion Ltd. had imposed a deadline of June 29 to clear the sale, a move that may have proved to be hisContinue reading “Judge Rejects Balsillie Bid”

Bettman’s Annual Stanley Cup Finals Address

As has become tradition in the National Hockey League, boss Gary Bettman offered his vision of how things have gone throughout the past season and looked ahead to how some of the issues facing him and the league will be solved. As one might imagine, the major focal point of the address was the situationContinue reading “Bettman’s Annual Stanley Cup Finals Address”

Balsillie Files Formal Application

As established in last week’s bankruptcy hearing, Jim Balsillie filed his formal application for ownership of the Phoenix Coyotes Monday. A representative of Balsillie’s confirmed the Monday application with the NHL seeking an ownership transfer. This effectively would let Jerry Moyes off the hook for the team and would shift ownership over to Balsillie, gettingContinue reading “Balsillie Files Formal Application”