Found June 16, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Gary Bettman
TEAMS: Arizona Coyotes
via, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has acknowledged recent discussions with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. In a statement, McGinn said about two weeks ago a representative of Chris Hansen introduced him to potential investors in an NHL team, who also met with a number of Seattle City Council members.   And McGinn said last week he spoke with NHL Commissioner Bettman.   "Our message to all parties has been the same:  We believe we can support an NHL team as a tenant at KeyArena, and as a potential tenant of a new arena, subject to all parties reaching agreement on terms," McGinn said. McGinn went on to say "As recent news reports indicate, it appears the NHL is taking the new ownership proposal seriously. But we also know from experience that it may be some time before an NHL team is located in Seattle, as the home city for the Phoenix Coyotes is working to keep them. We will keep the public informed as we learn more about the possibility of ...

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