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Bettman registers doubt on Coyotes bid

Updated: May 6, 2009, 8:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHOENIX -- The NHL is planning a showdown in court over the Phoenix Coyotes' filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the proposed sale of the team to BlackBerry co-CEO Jim Balsillie.

League spokesman Frank Brown said attorneys for the NHL would appear Thursday afternoon at the hearing scheduled in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix. He would not say what action the league would take, but commissioner Gary Bettman has questioned whether Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes had the authority to file for bankruptcy.

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