This scares me. Years of "Things are ok" seem to be culminating in the wrong way for Phoenix fans. What scares me more is the NHL's response,
"We have just become aware of today’s Bankruptcy Court filing purportedly made on behalf of the Phoenix Coyotes. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the petition, including the propriety of its filing. We have removed Jerry Moyes from all positions of authority to act for or on behalf of the Club. The League will appear and proceed before the Bankruptcy Court in the best interests of all of the Club’s constituencies, including its fans in Arizona and the League’s 29 other Member Clubs." From BIll Daly.
This makes me think that even if the move to Hamilton (Or Toronto, or wherever) is the best move for the Franchise, the League will try and keep a team in Phoenix, just because they think people in Hamilton are going to Leafs games and buying jerseys. That they're already league "Resources". At this point, let Balsille do it. He can't be any worse than what we have now.