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The clock is ticking down to the December day that the National Hockey League Board of Governors gets around to telling the people who are renovating the Seattle arena that once housed the National Basketball Association’s SuperSonics, and Seattle’s potential NHL owners that you have been accepted to join the lodge in 2020.
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.
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.
It is probably just a matter of weeks until Seattle gets the word that they are in the NHL beginning in 2020 or in slightly later. The National Hockey League could be involved with a collective bargaining agreement problem and there could be yet another lockout delaying Seattle’s first game.