Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Seattle gets National Hockey League expansion team

Associated Press Associated Press
Frederick Owens | 04 December, 2018, 22:14

The NHL Board of Directors on Tuesday awarded an expansion franchise to Seattle, where the league's 32nd team will play games at a redeveloped KeyArena beginning in the 2021-22 season, just a few blocks away from Amazon's headquarters and offices of other tech giants such as Google and Facebook. Many expect the Arizona Coyotes to be moved to the Central Division in 2021 when Seattle enters the league.

You may recall that back in January of this year DetroitHockey.Net found that the ownership group registered a series of potential names as domain names, those names were the: Cougars, Eagles, Emeralds, Evergreens, Firebirds, Kraken, Rainiers, Renegades, Sea Lions, Seals, Sockeyes, Totems, and Whales.

In a geographically sensical move, the league announced Arizona will shift from the Pacific Division to the Central in order to make room for Seattle. In October, the board's executive committee voted unanimously to push the expansion bid forward.

He was right. LeBrun followed up later by saying the league voted unanimously on Seattle's expansion.

Groundbreaking for the renovated Key Arena, the new team's home, will be on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The group led by majority owner David Bonderman, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and president and CEO Tod Leiweke had been hoping for play to begin in 2020, but uncertainty over completing arena renovations in time means Seattle will have to wait another year for the return of a major winter sports team.

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"Today is a historic moment in Seattle sports history", said Leiweke, CEO of NHL Seattle.

While Seattle basks in the news, it's not clear the National Hockey League will be satisfied at 32 teams even with the new team providing balance between the Eastern and Western conferences and a natural, cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks. If a team elects to make a restricted free agent goalie available to meet this requirement, that goalie must have received his qualifying offer prior to the submission of the team's protected list.

"I think clubs have learned a lot", Bettman said at a news conference before the Stanley Cup Final began in Las Vegas. Seattle will be getting Cup Crazy in June 2022?

"The league's expansion decision was only made possible because Seattle will possess the three pillars essential to the success of any franchise: terrific committed ownership, a thriving market and a state-of-the-art venue", Bettman said. He also worked in Vancouver and most recently helped build Tampa Bay into a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. He said simply that expansion is appropriate when it adds value to the league.

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