NHL aims to keep Coyotes in Phoenix

Updated: April 7, 2013, 11:19 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The NHL's goal is the keep the Coyotes in Phoenix.

Whether it will happen is still in doubt.

Speaking at the league's announcement of the 2014 Winter Classic on Sunday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league's focus is to leave the Coyotes in the desert.

"We're not planning on moving Phoenix as we stand here today," he said.

The Coyotes have been run by the NHL since 2009, when former owner Jerry Moyes took the team into bankruptcy in a bid to sell to ...

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