A little bit of NHL to Seattle news came out of the weekend while the NHL Execs were in Tampa for the NHL all star game.
NHL Expansion Application is on track
- Everything appears to be on track for the potential ownership group in Seattle tosubmit their application with the reported $10 Million application fee in the next few weeks.
Sounds like Seattle group nearly submitted formal application to #NHL for an expansion franchise yesterday, but expects to have i’s dotted and t’s crossed this week for submission – along with $10 million application fee.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) January 27, 2018
Same expansion process as Vegas Golden Knights
It was also widely reported that the league is guaranteeing the same access to players in the expansion process as Vegas. (In case any of you were concerned about the early Golden Knights success might make the expansion player pool more restrictive.)
Season ticket drive update?
More locally, still no updates on the ticket drive. If you missed my post from a few weeks ago, go check it out. I expect to start hearing more on the ticket drive once the application is submitted to Seattle.
In the meantime, here were some NHL to Seattle centric articles that were published over the last week:
- NHL commissioner addresses Seattle hockey future at All-Star weekend (King5)
- From its mayor to its fervent fan base, Seattle is already a hockey town — and ready to lure the NHL (ESPN)
- NHL wants Seattle, but is the Emerald City a hockey town? (Sportsnet)
- Wayback Machine: Foyston, Mets Legend (A bit of a history lesson on the Seattle Metropolitans)