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Expansion: Seattle Kraken? 

Post#1 » by Cactus Jack » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Seattle may be on the verge of getting an NHL team...

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The Oak View Group (OVG), run by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff, has signed a future KeyArena concessionaire partnership with Buffalo-based Delaware North — a food-services company owned by Jeremy Jacobs, considered one of the most powerful NHL figures outside of commissioner Gary Bettman...The longtime Boston Bruins owner is chairman of the NHL’s board of governors and an influential figure on the league’s powerful executive committee, which has huge sway over major issues — expansion being one of them.

“Jeremy Jacobs is without a doubt the most powerful owner in the NHL,’’ Ken Campbell, senior writer for The Hockey News in Canada, said Tuesday. “And he’s the one who has the most sway when it comes to the executive committee — which is where the real power lies in the NHL. It’s not so much with the entire board of governors; it’s with the executive committee, and he’s the alpha male of the executive committee. So that’s really all you need to know.’’


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Cactus Jack wrote:Seattle may be on the verge of getting an NHL team...

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The Oak View Group (OVG), run by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff, has signed a future KeyArena concessionaire partnership with Buffalo-based Delaware North — a food-services company owned by Jeremy Jacobs, considered one of the most powerful NHL figures outside of commissioner Gary Bettman...The longtime Boston Bruins owner is chairman of the NHL’s board of governors and an influential figure on the league’s powerful executive committee, which has huge sway over major issues — expansion being one of them.

“Jeremy Jacobs is without a doubt the most powerful owner in the NHL,’’ Ken Campbell, senior writer for The Hockey News in Canada, said Tuesday. “And he’s the one who has the most sway when it comes to the executive committee — which is where the real power lies in the NHL. It’s not so much with the entire board of governors; it’s with the executive committee, and he’s the alpha male of the executive committee. So that’s really all you need to know.’’


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Probably a better chance than the Nuggets winning a playoff series in 94.
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Re: NHL to Seattle? 

Post#3 » by Cactus Jack » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:30 am

bwgood77 wrote:Probably a better chance than the Nuggets winning a playoff series in 94.

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Re: NHL to Seattle? 

Post#4 » by North_of_Border » Fri May 26, 2017 11:06 pm

Quebec City.

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Re: NHL to Seattle? 

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North_of_Border wrote:Quebec City.

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It's Seattle or bust for future NHL expansion. The league has demonstrated they prefer the Seattle market to a team in Quebec. The city is in the final process of securing a new arena that would house hockey.

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Re: NHL to Seattle? 

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Post#7 » by macNcheese3 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:14 pm

Would be cool hopefully this would lead to another NBA franchise as well
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Re: NHL to Seattle? 

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Post#9 » by Otis Driftwood » Sun Oct 1, 2017 4:38 pm



And more positive news...

http://www.king5.com/news/local/arena/oak-view-group-selected-seattle-keyarena-renovation/446404255

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Re: NHL to Seattle? 

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And more positive news...

http://www.king5.com/news/local/arena/oak-view-group-selected-seattle-keyarena-renovation/446404255

Bringing serious fire power it appears, my friend.

Indeed! :D
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Re: NHL to Seattle? 

Post#11 » by Mr Swagtastic » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:10 pm

Not to be a downer but I don't think Seattle should be getting the next NHL team. I think Quebec is the next NHL ready market. Hockey is like a religion in Quebec and as bad as the Montreal Canadians are right now they are still selling out games. I get that Seattle is a great sports city but what happens if they fail? The city will be on the hook for a $600+ million arena and be left selling the team for pennies on the dollar.

Also are they talking about a new expansion team like The Las Vegas Golden Knights? or a relocation of say The Arizona Coyotes? Either way I think it's a risky venture that will not pay off, if anything Seattle should be getting a NBA back first
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Post#12 » by Cactus Jack » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:45 pm

Mr Swagtastic wrote:Not to be a downer but I don't think Seattle should be getting the next NHL team. I think Quebec is the next NHL ready market. Hockey is like a religion in Quebec and as bad as the Montreal Canadians are right now they are still selling out games. I get that Seattle is a great sports city but what happens if they fail? The city will be on the hook for a $600+ million arena and be left selling the team for pennies on the dollar.

Also are they talking about a new expansion team like The Las Vegas Golden Knights? or a relocation of say The Arizona Coyotes? Either way I think it's a risky venture that will not pay off, if anything Seattle should be getting a NBA back first

HOW DARE YOU!?? :P

Quebec absolutely deserves a franchise. But, Seattle does as well. We've been waiting a long time. It's true the NBA should be back. However, all signs point to the NHL putting a team in Seattle first. A new arena is on the way. A new hockey team could begin play as soon as 2020. NHL investors are lined up & waiting for approval from the league. It's happening, my friend! :D
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Post#13 » by Mr Swagtastic » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:51 pm

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Mr Swagtastic wrote:Not to be a downer but I don't think Seattle should be getting the next NHL team. I think Quebec is the next NHL ready market. Hockey is like a religion in Quebec and as bad as the Montreal Canadians are right now they are still selling out games. I get that Seattle is a great sports city but what happens if they fail? The city will be on the hook for a $600+ million arena and be left selling the team for pennies on the dollar.

Also are they talking about a new expansion team like The Las Vegas Golden Knights? or a relocation of say The Arizona Coyotes? Either way I think it's a risky venture that will not pay off, if anything Seattle should be getting a NBA back first

HOW DARE YOU!??

Quebec absolutely deserves a franchise. But, Seattle does as well. We've been waiting a long time. It's true the NBA should be back. However, all signs point to the NHL putting a team in Seattle first.


Seattle is a world class city but I still think Quebec needs a team first. Good thing with Seattle though is you have the islands of BC like Victoria who can go and Portland and even the greater Washington state area.
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Post#14 » by Cactus Jack » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:54 pm

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Mr Swagtastic wrote:Not to be a downer but I don't think Seattle should be getting the next NHL team. I think Quebec is the next NHL ready market. Hockey is like a religion in Quebec and as bad as the Montreal Canadians are right now they are still selling out games. I get that Seattle is a great sports city but what happens if they fail? The city will be on the hook for a $600+ million arena and be left selling the team for pennies on the dollar.

Also are they talking about a new expansion team like The Las Vegas Golden Knights? or a relocation of say The Arizona Coyotes? Either way I think it's a risky venture that will not pay off, if anything Seattle should be getting a NBA back first

HOW DARE YOU!??

Quebec absolutely deserves a franchise. But, Seattle does as well. We've been waiting a long time. It's true the NBA should be back. However, all signs point to the NHL putting a team in Seattle first.


Seattle is a world class city but I still think Quebec needs a team first. Good thing with Seattle though is you have the islands of BC like Victoria who can go and Portland and even the greater Washington state area.

There is a good hockey fanbase in Seattle. The Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) is strongly supported. A good natural rival for Vancouver & the Canucks.
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Post#15 » by Mr Swagtastic » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:27 pm

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Cactus Jack wrote:HOW DARE YOU!??

Quebec absolutely deserves a franchise. But, Seattle does as well. We've been waiting a long time. It's true the NBA should be back. However, all signs point to the NHL putting a team in Seattle first.


Seattle is a world class city but I still think Quebec needs a team first. Good thing with Seattle though is you have the islands of BC like Victoria who can go and Portland and even the greater Washington state area.

There is a good hockey fanbase in Seattle. The Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) is strongly supported. A good natural rival for Vancouver & the Canucks.


Yeah I get that Seattle has a great minor league team, I think they are a obvious market but knowing Bettman he will put a team in say Ohio before a team in Quebec to many Canadians he's the worst thing to happen to hockey in a long time
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Post#17 » by Otis Driftwood » Tue Dec 5, 2017 1:20 pm

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Seattle is a world class city but I still think Quebec needs a team first. Good thing with Seattle though is you have the islands of BC like Victoria who can go and Portland and even the greater Washington state area.

There is a good hockey fanbase in Seattle. The Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) is strongly supported. A good natural rival for Vancouver & the Canucks.


Yeah I get that Seattle has a great minor league team, I think they are a obvious market but knowing Bettman i.e.; Buttplug he will put a team in say Ohio before a team in Quebec to many Canadians he's the worst thing to happen to hockey in a long time ever


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Post#19 » by BramptonYute » Tue Dec 5, 2017 6:48 pm

Mr Swagtastic wrote:
Cactus Jack wrote:
Mr Swagtastic wrote:Not to be a downer but I don't think Seattle should be getting the next NHL team. I think Quebec is the next NHL ready market. Hockey is like a religion in Quebec and as bad as the Montreal Canadians are right now they are still selling out games. I get that Seattle is a great sports city but what happens if they fail? The city will be on the hook for a $600+ million arena and be left selling the team for pennies on the dollar.

Also are they talking about a new expansion team like The Las Vegas Golden Knights? or a relocation of say The Arizona Coyotes? Either way I think it's a risky venture that will not pay off, if anything Seattle should be getting a NBA back first

HOW DARE YOU!??

Quebec absolutely deserves a franchise. But, Seattle does as well. We've been waiting a long time. It's true the NBA should be back. However, all signs point to the NHL putting a team in Seattle first.


Seattle is a world class city but I still think Quebec needs a team first. Good thing with Seattle though is you have the islands of BC like Victoria who can go and Portland and even the greater Washington state area.

I think theres more potential for growth in both Seattle and Houston.

I think those cities will get a team before Quebec. 1 being an expansion team, and the other being a relocation.
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