By Lester Munson

A bankruptcy judge in Phoenix has rejected a proposed sale of the NHL Coyotes to Jim Balsillie, a Canadian billionaire who planned to move the team to Ontario. The ruling by Judge Redfield T. Baum raises questions about the future of the team and the authority of the NHL over team owners and team locations. Here are some of the questions and their answers:

Is the battle over? Is it a complete victory for the NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman in their effort to keep the team in Phoenix?