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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:02 am | Updated: 2:14 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Phoenix Coyotes' owner Jerry Moyes pleaded with Glendale City Council members Tuesday night to take a deal and let the bankrupt NHL team leave town.

The Glendale resident and trucking magnate used two 1/2 minutes allotted him to plead with Mayor Elaine Scruggs and council members to take a $25 million offer from billionaire Jim Balsillie.

The Canadian businessman wants to pack up the team and move it out of Glendale.

Council members were unable to respond to Moyes because his comments were not on the agenda.

City spokesman Gary Husk reiterated confidence that a local owner will be found and will keep the team in Glendale.

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