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Gretzky, Ellman set to meet team Friday

Finally, the Phoenix Coyotes were sold to developer Steve Ellman and Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.

Updated: February 16, 2001, 11:31 PM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

Better late than never. Or so they say.

Steve Ellman's ownership group -- which includes NHL all-time leading scorer Wayne Gretzky -- finally completed the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes at about 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, ending months of delay, two missed deadlines and financing issues.

Thu., February 15

There have been whispers that Wayne Gretzky might pull out of this venture given the problems that have been associated ...

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