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NHL rejects offer to purchase Coyotes

May 13, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

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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

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