The NHL and Jerry Moyes face off in a Phoenix courtroom today.
In Phoenix, they're wondering if hockey will ever succeed in the desert. The Coyotes' attendance has been among the lowest in the National Hockey League, although the owner last season bought about 1,000 tickets per game. Their game broadcasts draw some of the league's lowest local ratings.
Even with legend Wayne Gretzky as coach, the team's on-ice performance has been poor enough to keep it out of the playoffs. Off the ice, the team, during its entire time in Arizona, never has posted a profit.