Stephen Brunt

Monday, Jun. 15, 2009 10:45PM EDT

So is that all there is?

Maybe not. Jim Balsillie, as he has made eminently clear during his pursuit of a National Hockey League franchise heck, as he made eminently clear fighting a quixotic battle over patent infringement that wound up costing him hundreds of millions of dollars is not a man who is discouraged easily.

But there will now have to be at least one more twist in the road.

Last night, Judge Redfield T. Baum, a jurist better known to Canadians now than Sonia Sotomayor, turned down Mr. Balsillies motion to buy the Phoenix Coyotes out of bankruptcy and move them to Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle1183233/