Skip to content

NHL rejects offer to purchase Coyotes

May 13, 2013, 3:24 PM EST

Shane Doan Getty Images

The NHL has said thanks but no thanks to a California businessman who recently made an offer to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes and keep them in Glendale.

On Friday, Darin Pastor (you can read about him here) submitted a bid to buy the league-owned team.

But…

“The offer is not one that the NHL is interested in pursuing, and we have informed Mr. Pastor of that,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly said, per Patrick Caisse of TVA Sports.

It’s not clear why the league refused to pursue Pastor’s offer.

An investment group led by Alberta investment banker George Gosbee may be the favorite to buy the club and keep it in the desert.

Related: Glendale’s mayor has never even heard of this Darin Pastor fellow

Latest Posts
  1. WATCH LIVE: Capitals at Penguins (7:30 p.m. ET)

    Dec 27, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    Starting to tighten up in the Eastern Conference standings.

  2. Wild place Backstrom (illness) on IR

    Dec 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EST

    Minnesota Wild v Phoenix Coyotes Getty Images

    Minnesota has recalled John Curry.

  3. Mason targets Monday as his return date

    Dec 27, 2014, 4:15 PM EST

    Steve Mason AP

    He’s been dealing with a back injury.

  4. Will Milan Lucic, Dalton Prout go for round three tonight?

    Dec 27, 2014, 3:27 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Columbus Blue Jackets Getty Images

    There was plenty of controversy surrounding the single-punch incident on Nov. 21.

  5. Jagr: Coaching change might not help unless players ‘wake up’

    Dec 27, 2014, 2:32 PM EST

    Jaromir Jagr Getty Images

    Jagr from less than two weeks ago: “(Firing DeBoer) would be one of the biggest mistakes they could make.”

  6. Pens’ Maatta should be back within a month

    Dec 27, 2014, 12:42 PM EST

    Olli Maatta Getty Images

    He won’t need to undergo surgery.

  7. Michael Ryder, Scott Clemmensen have the mumps

    Dec 27, 2014, 12:05 PM EST

    Michael Ryder Getty Images

    The Devils will dress 11 forwards tonight.

  8. Blue Jackets get Hartnell back, but lose Bobrovsky (illness)

    Dec 27, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

    Scott Hartnell Getty Images

    It’s been that kind of season for Columbus.

  9. NHL on NBCSN: Sharks, Kings renew hostilities

    Dec 27, 2014, 9:53 AM EST

    Tomas Hertl, Jonathan Quick AP

    Los Angeles is in a delicate position after a pre-holiday slump.

  10. NHL on NBCSN: Can Capitals take advantage of depleted Penguins?

    Dec 27, 2014, 9:04 AM EST

    Matt Niskanen Getty Images

    Washington hasn’t beaten Pittsburgh since Jan. 11, 2012.

Featured video

Holiday wish lists for NHL teams
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. B. Bishop (2783)
  2. C. Perry (2533)
  3. B. Elliott (2145)
  4. S. Crosby (2122)
  5. S. Weiss (2058)
  1. J. Howard (1884)
  2. S. Varlamov (1735)
  3. J. Schwartz (1696)
  4. N. Kronwall (1569)
  5. S. Downie (1491)