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Judges approves sale of Phoenix franchise to NHL

Monday, 11.02.2009 / 1:22 PM / News

NHL.com

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Redfield T. Baum approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes Monday, transferring ownership to the NHL. The agreement was reached last Monday during a recess in court proceedings and needed Baum's approval to be final.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round