he NHL to Seattle rumors that Seattle Times investigative reporter Geoff Baker started a month ago received a major boost on Tues. March 13th; when King 5 reporter Chris Daniels broke the story that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettmand and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly flew to Seattle to meet with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King Country Executive Dow Constantine. This meeting occurred last week.
According to Daniels, the meeting consisted of Bettman and Daly getting to know Murray and Constantine, as well as receive an update on the SODO Arena;
The Dallas Stars clinched a playoff berth for the first time in eight years, while it has been a while since the Stars tasted post season hockey, this will be an exciting time for the young Stars team. Once you make the post season, anything can happen and the Stars have about as good a chance as anyone else in the playoffs. Because it is about getting hot when it matters most.
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Dallas Stars currently on the outside looking in, for playoff spot
The Dallas stars are so very close to being in the playoff sport, as of the 27th, they are three points out of the last playoff spot in the west. While they have been playing good hockey and could be in position to make the playoffs, they are going to need some help at this point, because they only have one game left against the team in front of them.
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Seattle City Councilmen Tim Burgess has stated that he does not believe that the Memorandum of Understanding — between Chris Hansen and the City — will be renegotiated to allow for a NHL first option. This statement comes on the heels of some optimistic reports that the National Hockey League was looking at expanding to Seattle. Now, any hope of expansion appears to be dead in the water.
In his response to SportsPressNW, Burgess says that the Council is unlikely to renegotiate the MOU because they feel that the financial risk is to high with a hockey first option. He says that it: “…it was quite clear that the financial risk to the city increased dramatically with the NHL-first scenario” during the initial MOU negotiations; it is also said in that article that Hansen is a basketball guy, and is primarily focused on bringing back the Sonics. Continue Reading ->
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Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley announced Wednesday that he is done for the season after collapsing during a game earlier this week. While it was a scary moment for players and fans alike, it goes to show preparation can save a life. He was revived after going unconscious and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
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For fans of Bill Maher and his HBO program Real Time with Bill Maher, you should be familiar with the New Rules concept he does at the end of each show. Maher does a terrific job at skewering politicians, pop culture and the general nonsense on this planet while getting good laughs in the process. By no means am I as smart as Mr. Maher but I thought it would be novel to bring the concept of New Rules to the world of sport. Here’s some examples of what I think need to be New Rules in the world of sport.
New Rules: Part 8
New Rules: Part 7
New Rules: Part 6
New Rules: Part 5
New Rules: Part 4
New Rules: Part 3
New Rules: Part 2
New Rules: Part 1
Stay tuned…there’s more to come.
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Over the last couple of years, Chris Hansen’s plan to build an arena in the industrial district south of downtown Seattle has put me in a tough spot — as a fan, and a wanna be sports reporter. Arena Co. (owned by Hansen and Steve Ballmer) signed a binding contract with former Sacramento Kings owners, the Maloofs, last January; and that contest last through May, 2013.
You’d be surprised at the amount of hate mail and death threats a college blog, that averaged 27.3 views per day during that stretch, can receive. Both sides came after me with a passion during that situation, and it always made me laugh how to groups of people who wanted to maim each other over a basketball team agreed on one thing….that I was the worst person on the internet.
A year later, I’ve found my self is a similar situation; despite the fact that there is no current franchise up for grabs. Continue reading
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