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What’s the most convenient aspect of the 13th largest media market in America only having two major professional sports teams? The other two leagues get to use it as the ultimate negotiating tool in order to have their way with their current member cities. Recently, the NBA dangled the threat of relocation to Seattle in order to extract a sweetheart deal out of Sacramento to keep the Kings from moving north. Roughly one month later, it’s the NHL’s turn.
Last week, reports surfaced of a recent conversation between McGinn and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, which coincided with meetings between two potential NHL investors — Ray Bartoszek and Anthony Lanza — and members of the Seattle city council. None of this should come as any surprise, because the league has done this before, when push came to shove in Edmonton for a new arena last fall. But first, some background:
The Phoenix Coyotes have been league-owned since 2009, and have been operating as a charity case under the city of Glen...
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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...
According to a report courtesy David Sanchirico of Sports Illustrated via NBC affiliate King 5, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, admitted that he has held discussions with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, about possibly bringing the Phoenix Coyotes to the city.
The mayor says he has already held talks with investors about bringing the embattled franchise to the northwest, where they would...
The saga of the Phoenix Coyotes may finally be coming to an end. Gary Bettman and the leadership of the NHL, which has inexplicably fought to keep the Coyotes in the desert, may have finally reached the end of their rope. It has been widely reported that if the potential buyer for the Coyotes who actually wants to keep the Yotes in Arizona - Renaissance Sports and Entertainment...
Seattle failed to woo the Sacramento Kings to the Pacific Northwest, but another pro team may be calling the city home as early as this fall.
KING 5 News reported Sunday that Seattle mayor Mike McGinn and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman have engaged in talks about relocating the Phoenix Coyotes to the Emerald City. The league-owned club has until June 25 to reach an agreement with...