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03-01-2013, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Icedog2735 View Post
Conspiracy theory here, just meant for some thought, but Burkle seems to be a well-respected owner amongst the BOG and by Gary Bettman, at least as indicated by his participation in CBA negotiations. Could his involvement in keeping the Kings in Sacramento be any indication of the NHL's (or BOG's) confidence or lack there of in the Seattle market? It seems that if Bettman wanted a team in Seattle, he might try to convince Burkle to stay out of it so that the Kings move, the arena is built, so on and so forth.
as has already been indicated, all Burkle is charged with is replacing Sleep Train Arena w/ a downtown arena, much like Hansen did w/ SODO, Icedog, that PSA that Hansen has w/ the Kings has no bearing on a hockey franchise in Seattle because as Hansen has already stated he's not the hockey owner, just the next owner of the new Sonics (Kings), it's Mastrov who's submitted the competing bid in Sacramento.

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