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New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:44 pm
  • http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013 ... 15-season/

    Mitch Levy, a sports-talk radio host in Seattle, shared a rumor saying NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is pushing the Board of Governors to make an expansion team available to Seattle. Levy says it would cost $275 million to start the team and that the new team would begin playing in the 2014-15 season.
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  • Throwdown wrote:http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/31/report-nhl-pushing-for-seattle-expansion-for-2014-15-season/

    Mitch Levy, a sports-talk radio host in Seattle, shared a rumor saying NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is pushing the Board of Governors to make an expansion team available to Seattle. Levy says it would cost $275 million to start the team and that the new team would begin playing in the 2014-15 season.


    I was reading this earlier. Bettman would be my new favorite human being if this were to happen. For reasons that are pretty obvious. Lets get this done son!
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  • I'm not even a hockey fan, but I'd love to see this happen
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Re: New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:18 pm
  • i hate hockey, but would love to see a natural rival with the Canucks....lots of ppl would be going down for weekends. always bothered me how there isn't any "connection" with some teams in Canada...i mean Seattle and portland. Hope you guys get a team.
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Re: New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:29 pm
  • Mitch went on to say the MOU would need to be tweaked, which means an ownership group needs to come in with that $275 million and be willing to accept all of the risk if the NBA doesn't come, because Hansen is absolutely NOT paying for somebody else's building.

    That's the catch.
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  • Can't blame Chris for that at all IMO.

    If this is true, and the NHL doesn't come its on the potential owners not coming up with the money for the arena.
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  • Don't care until it actually happens. Not getting my hopes up again.
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  • I would rather that Bellevue step up and foot the land/risk for a hockey-only building or something like that. We have the money and corporate support in the suburbs and Bellevue and Redmond seem like they would love the prestige of something like this.

    I want this hockey team away from depending on the NBA, and I want to be able to root for getting a hockey team independently from having to care if the NBA comes back here.
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Re: New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:03 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/31/report-nhl-pushing-for-seattle-expansion-for-2014-15-season/

    Mitch Levy, a sports-talk radio host in Seattle, shared a rumor saying NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is pushing the Board of Governors to make an expansion team available to Seattle. Levy says it would cost $275 million to start the team and that the new team would begin playing in the 2014-15 season.


    //writes $275M check

    I got this, guys.
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Re: New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:05 pm
  • Why would a crap product need to expand anywhere!?
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  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Why would a crap product need to expand anywhere!?


    Hockey is my favorite sport on earth. The speed, pace and sheer violence is exhilarating. Which other of the major sports openly encourags fighting?

    Shy.
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  • ShyCheetah wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:Why would a crap product need to expand anywhere!?


    Hockey is my favorite sport on earth. The speed, pace and sheer violence is exhilarating. Which other of the major sports openly encourags fighting?

    Shy.


    UFC, Boxing...
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  • Throwdown wrote:
    ShyCheetah wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:Why would a crap product need to expand anywhere!?


    Hockey is my favorite sport on earth. The speed, pace and sheer violence is exhilarating. Which other of the major sports openly encourags fighting?

    Shy.


    UFC, Boxing...


    Seriously?
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  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Why would a crap product need to expand anywhere!?


    Why would a sport be in a crap town? Who knows, but Stern sure fought hard to keep a team there.
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  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Why would a crap product need to expand anywhere!?


    +1 CP

    That's why I don't care for a hoops team.
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  • Throwdown wrote:
    ShyCheetah wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:Why would a crap product need to expand anywhere!?


    Hockey is my favorite sport on earth. The speed, pace and sheer violence is exhilarating. Which other of the major sports openly encourags fighting?

    Shy.


    UFC, Boxing...


    Badminton.
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Re: New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:12 am

Re: New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:14 pm
  • m0ng0 wrote:http://seattletimes.com/html/hockey/2021513953_seattlenhl01xml.html

    “There’s never been a plan to expand to 32 teams,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly


    I'm not exactly going to get my hopes up yet, but of course they're going to say stuff like this. Nothing is going to definitively come out until the EIS is done.
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Re: New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:20 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Why would a crap product need to expand anywhere!?


    If you think the NHL is a crap product, you're not paying attention. But then again, paying attention is a lot to ask of people in today's day and age.
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Re: New NHL To Seattle stuff, expansion??
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:21 am
  • pinksheets wrote:Mitch went on to say the MOU would need to be tweaked, which means an ownership group needs to come in with that $275 million and be willing to accept all of the risk if the NBA doesn't come, because Hansen is absolutely NOT paying for somebody else's building.

    That's the catch.


    Oh, sure. That'll be easy.

    GULP.
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