Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/30/09 at 09:06 PM ET
BlackBerry billionaire Jim Balsillie will not be appealing a ruling by a U.S. bankruptcy court judge that rejected both his and the NHL’s bids for the beleaguered Phoenix Coyotes.
The ruling effectively ended Balsillie’s long legal battle to relocate the team to Hamilton.
“From the beginning, my attempt to relocate the Coyotes to Hamilton has been about Canadian hockey fans and Canadian hockey. It was a chance to realize a dream,” Balsillie said in a statement. “I believe I got that chance. I respect the court’s decision, and I will not be putting forward an appeal.”
The ruling was clearly a victory for the NHL, even if it didn’t win outright.
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