Seattle's expansion doesn't mean much for the Avalanche… yet

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Its economy has boomed in the past decade since the departure of the NBA's SuperSonics to Oklahoma City.

The news means that Seattle will have a representative in three of the four USA major leagues, with the Seattle NHL outfit set to join the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) and the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB), along with the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer (MLS). Add Anaheim and now Seattle and that number has grown to five.

One of the most exuberant fans there was Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a big sports fan. Quebec City was receiving a tousle of the hair and a pat on the cheek: the bid was fine, with the spiffy arena and a deep-pocketed prospective owner in Quebecor, but the Canadian dollar was weak and the city itself was over there in the East, which would have exacerbated the league's conference imbalance.

More than 10,000 online deposits rolled in during the first 12 minutes, 32,000 in 12 hours.

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"There's going to be a built-in rivalry (with Vancouver)", said Tod Leiweke, Seattle Hockey Partners president and CEO.

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"I've been at this eight years so it's going to be another two years for 2020, another one for 2021, I can do it", Barr said.

The expansion fee for the new Seattle NHL franchise is US$650 million. KeyArena is scheduled to open in March 2021.

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"(That's) a few bits of change which aren't around anymore", Bonderman said of the spending.

"I love Seattle", Bonderman said. "If it were someplace else, I wouldn't have done it". Apparently, the league doesn't want to cause any confusion with the Metropolitan Division, especially now that Seattle will be in the Pacific Division, with Arizona moving to the Central to make room.

Bettman said Arizona typically draws better against Central teams. There was a frisson of excitement in the summer of 2015 when the National Hockey League announced that it would allow interested parties to submit expansion proposals, but a year later Bettman said that it was granting a team to just one of the applicants - Las Vegas. Its front office is expected to be led by Dave Tippett, a former coach who would lead the search for the club's first general manager and staff. Tippett signed on to the project because of a connection to Leiweke, a major force in delivering an National Hockey League team to Seattle.

Seattle already has a handful of pro teams, including the NFL's Seahawks, MLB's Mariners and MLS's Sounders. "The league's expansion decision was only made possible because Seattle will possess the three pillars essential to the success of any franchise: terrific and committed ownership, a thriving market and a state-of-the-art venue".

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"Certainly we're going to be able to lay eyes on players for an additional season", said Leiweke, who's only hockey hire to date is adding former NHL coach Dave Tippett as a senior advisor.

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