The NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA have lined up in support of the NHL's court fight to block the sale of the Coyotes and move to southern Canada. The other major sports leagues filed statements in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday in support of the NHL.
All three statements ask the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to "respect the National Hockey League's rules and procedures regarding ownership transfer and relocation."
The statements of baseball and the NBA ask that the court "not set precedent that could severely disrupt the business of professional hockey," baseball, basketball and other major league sports.
The NFL statement had similar wording, asking the court to avoid a "precedent that has the potential to undermine or disrupt the business of professional hockey, football or other major league sports."
A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before Judge Redfield Baum in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on the NHL's motion to have the case thrown out.