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Bettman Plays Down Coyotes Concerns, Praises Owner Moyes
Published February 5, 2009
|Bettman Feels Sun Belt Franchises
Can Succeed, Winning The Key
KEEPING IT CLOSE TO THE VEST: The GLOBE & MAIL's Patricia Best reports the "word circulating among business people in Calgary" is that English Coca-Cola Football League Championship club Derby County co-Owner Brett Wilson "is trying to snag ownership" of the Coyotes. When asked about his interest in the Coyotes, Wilson would only refer to the city of Phoenix and said twice, "I've been there, I've golfed there." Best notes Wilson has "come right out and said he's interested in owning a piece" of the Predators, and he "has made no secret over the years of his desire to own a couple of NHL teams." Wilson in October said, "Would I be interested in buying into the Predators? In a heartbeat, yeah. The NHL knows I'm interested. I've supplied all the paperwork" (GLOBE & MAIL, 2/5).