Saw a little buzz this morning that Seattle has offered Key Arena rent free for 3 years if the NHL wants to move the Coyotes there. Also, Elliot Friedman apparently had Bill Daly tell him after Wednesday's press conference that they'd know something on the Coyotes by today.
Key Arena is pretty terrible for hockey after they gutted it in early 90's to make it that way
Only way NHL should allow move to Seattle is if they have ironclad guarantee a new arena will happen
As of right now Seattle arena is still just a dream ,, not a certainty
Yes but isn't the arena deal on condition they get NBA team? If that is case then it wont be happening for a while (After watching Stern screw over Seattle again)
The Memorandum of Understanding with the city on the arena build can be modified to allow the NHL team there first, without the guarantee of an NBA team. That's according to the guy who wants to build it and is the other party in the MOU, Chris Hansen. It's really not a difficult process if Hansen is open to is and he is publicly so. If the NHL wants Seattle, an arena will get built.
Besides, the feeling out there is that expansion WILL be happening in the NBA and it WILL be to Seattle, likely for 15-16.
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