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, a former CEO of the San Jose Sharks
, is courting investors to make up the shortfall. Jamison is leading the latest group to bid for the Coyotes, who have been owned by the NHL since it went into bankruptcy in 2009. The NHL wants $170 million for the team. Recently the city of Glendale which owns Jobing.com Arena, the team’s home rejected petitions that would have put Jamison’s lease agreement to a public vote and delay the sale. The city faces a hearing on that rejection Monday. The NHL’s pursuit of a new owner also has been blocked often by a public-policy advocacy group, the Goldwater Institute. Glendale twice has staved off the group’s attempts to torpedo the lease with Jamison. The Coyotes are coming off a season in which they won the Pacific Division. Jamison is scheduled to speak with unrestricted free agent Shane Doan
, the team’s longtime captain, about a contract this week.