Hot topics: Coyotes, testing, economy

Updated: May 30, 2009, 10:05 PM ET
By Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman held his annual "state of the NHL" news conference before Saturday's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Here are Scott Burnside's and Pierre LeBrun's takes on the major issues discussed:

The Coyotes and Jim Balsillie Canadian business tycoon Jim Balsillie may ultimately force his way into the NHL club through the courts, but it is patently clear he will never get there by going through normal channels, to whit, with the support of the NHL's ...

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