• NHL Adds Seattle Franchise for 2021-22, Giving League 32 Teams

    12 days ago - By Deadline

    Wanna win a bar bet? Challenge that lug next to you to name the first American team to win the Satanley Cup. It's not Boston, Detroit or Chicago but the Seattle Metropolitans in 1917. Now the NHL is coming back to the Pacific Northwest.
    The league's has board of governors voted unamimously to award its 32nd franchise to the Washington's largest city. The yet-to-be-named team will begin play in fall 2021, joining the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and others in the...
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  • NHL Adds Seattle Expansion Franchise for 2021-22 Season

    12 days ago - By The Wrap

    The National Hockey League has awarded an expansion franchise to Seattle for the 2021-22 season. The new team - the league's 32nd - will play in the NHL's Pacific Division of the Western Conference, moving the Arizona Coyotes to the Western Conference's Central Division that season.
    The new team will be principally owned by David Bonderman and will play its home games at Seattle Center Arena. The Seattle franchise will pay a $650 million expansion fee.
    “Today is an exciting and historic day for our League as we expand to one of North America's most innovative, beautiful and fastest-growing...
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