The Latest Seattle Expansion Rumors

A quick look at the latest NBA and NHL expansion to Seattle rumors.

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The NBA and the NHL have denied that both leagues are looking into placing expansion franchises in Seattle, but that hasn’t stopped rumors about expansion from being published. Those expansion rumors are coming from both leagues, and now is a good time to update you guys on these rumors. We will start with the NHL rumors and then take a look at the NBA.

NHL Expansion Rumors

It appears that the NHL would like to expand to the Seattle market, as it sounds like Gerry Bettman is attempting to convince the Board of Governors to award an expansion franchise to Seattle:

“I had a ‘birdie’ tell me in July that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was pushing the Board of Governors in June to award an expansion franchise to Seattle at a cost of $275 million.

Again, I was on vacation at the time.  Mitch Levy of KJR had since tweeted about…

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