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Judge to hear NHL's postponement plea

Updated: July 31, 2009, 11:57 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- A flood of court documents on Friday cast doubt on whether the Phoenix Coyotes can be sold in Wednesday's scheduled auction.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Redfield T. Baum set an emergency hearing for Monday to decide on a request by the NHL that sale be postponed until September, allowing bidders more time.

The judge had set Wednesday as the auction for a buyer to keep the team in Glendale. So far, the only local offer is a $148 million bid by a group headed by Jerry Reinsdorf, ...

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