Seattle Close to Getting NHL Hockey Team!
Anyone with $500 million can apply for an NHL expansion team... and some Seattle moguls are considering it!
The NHL says it is open to accepting two new teams for the 2017-2018 season.
Las Vegas wants a team and is already building an arena. Considering the decision to expand was made at a meeting in the Bellagio on The Strip, it's no surprise Nevada is likely getting a team.
Quebec City, Kansas City and southern Ontario also want a team. Southern Ontario? Toronto has the Maple Leafs and Detroit has the Red Wings. Where in between those cities would you put a team? Quebec City had one but lost it. They do have a stadium, though.
Seattle lost its NBA basketball team because it wouldn't build a new stadium. There are already THREE groups vying to build a large NHL stadium in different parts of the Puget Sound. That won't be a problem.
I think our chances are good!
It will be the first time the NHL has expanded since 1999!