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The battle between Jim Balsillie, the NHL and, more specifically Gary Bettman, has finally come to a close. In the end, Judge Redfield T. Baum, who had been taking his sweet-ass time ruling on the bankruptcy case, turned down bids by the National Hockey League and Research In Motion Tycoon Balsillie on Wednesday.

The decision to exclude both bids hardly comes as shock, but BalsillieÆs decision not to appeal the matter did come as a shock to some.

In an emailed statement to those that supported BalsillieÆs ôMake it Sevenö campaign, Balsillie stated, ôAll I wanted was a fair chance to bring a seventh NHL team to Canada, to serve the best unserved hockey fans in the world. I believe I got that chance.áI respect the court's decision, and I will not be putting forward an ap ...

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