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The National Hockey League is probably going to set up shop in Seattle sooner than later which would allow the franchise owners to keep all of the revenue from a renovated arena. Is that a sticky problem for the NBA to overcome if the league decides to return to Seattle? Maybe.
It is playoff time for Seattle. Seattle will be rolling out the big guns in a final attempt to leave an impression on National Hockey League owners that Seattle belongs in the league and the league needs Seattle to fill in a hole in the United States footprint in the Pacific Northwest.
On October 2, a group of Seattle investors will make what might be their final pitch to the 31 National Hockey League owners in an effort to land an expansion franchise that could start in 2020.
Bryan Berard is the latest former National Hockey League player to sue the league because of long term impact injuries he suffered, including the loss of an eye, during his career.
The Donald Trump tariff on steel, rebar and aluminum has caused the estimated price of the renovation of the Seattle arena to rise by about one hundred million dollars. The Seattle project probably won’t be the only sports plan impacted.
One of the fallouts of the Creative Artists Agency-John Tavares charade of having select National Hockey League team officials fly out to Los Angeles and having a two hour wooing session with the player and his 77 page booklet of demands has not yet been discussed.
The National Hockey League could grant Seattle a conditional franchise today. But the people behind the Seattle NHL expansion bid already have NHL ties so it would be fairly hard for the NHL to say listen Oak View Group we thank you for your expansion fee but no thanks.
You probably have heard that there will be a major horse race at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York on Saturday. The Belmont Stakes and there is a horse that could win the Triple Crown named Justify.
The league owners will review Seattle’s plans to operate an NHL franchise on June 20 but whether the league grants the city a conditional franchise seems to hinge on one controllable factor, the renovation of the existing 56-year-old arena and a variable, a possible lockout after the 2019- 2020 season.
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