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NHL seeks bankruptcy-claim dismissal

Updated: May 8, 2009, 9:33 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The National Hockey League said it has been in control of the Phoenix Coyotes since November and is asking a federal judge to throw out the team's bankruptcy filing.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes signed documents giving control of the team to the league. Daly said the documents specifically prohibit Moyes from taking the franchise into bankruptcy.

"We are filing a motion basically asking the judge to confirm that the league is in control ...

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