NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there are three groups showing ''serious'' interest in buying the Phoenix Coyotes with the intention of keeping the team in Glendale, Ariz.
Without going into detail, Bettman revealed there was a third group during his weekly radio show broadcast from Ottawa, where the league's All-Star Game is being held this weekend.
''There are probably three different groups that are taking a serious look at buying the Coyotes to keep them where they're located,'' Bettman said in a broadcast that was also showed on the NHL Network. He added that Glendale is also ''very much part of the equation,'' referring to the city, which has paid out $25 million in each of the past two seasons to keep the Coyotes while the NHL operates the team and seeks an owner. The NHL purchased the team out of bankruptcy in 2009.
The two groups known to have expressed interest in the Coyotes are one led by former San Jose Sharks president and CEO Greg Jamison, and another by Chicago...