NHL Expansion Bids From Vegas And Quebec City, Not Seattle...

By Phil Cantor
Jul. 20, 2015

Could Their Return Be A Few Years Away...???
Denis Brodeur/NHLI

((HT: Sportsnet))

Today was the first deadline for any NHL expansion dreamer to submit paperwork to express the desire to become part of the 30 (and probably 32 very soon) member fraternity called the National Hockey League.

Quebec City was an easy one... Las Vegas was an easy one... but neither Seattle group decided to send in a bid. Victor Coleman's group that wants to be downtown and Ray Bartoszek's group developing the arena in the Tukwila suburbs didn't send in their $10-million check.

Thoughts are up north, from folks like Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, that Quebec City is an easy second...

Prospective owner Quebecor announced their intentions this morning

We confirm that we submitted our candidacy for the expansion process in order to bring the back to City.

— Québecor (@Quebecor)

NHL’s deputy commissioner Bill Daly said back in June that the 2017-18 season would be the earliest any expansion might occur since they might have to re-jigger divisions and conference make-up if one of the accepted bids is from the east.

Billionaire businessman Bill Foley says he has filed his application for an NHL expansion franchise.

"NHL application filed and deposit wired. Applicant is Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC," Foley said in a text today to News 3’s Amber Dixon.

Just got text from Bill Foley: "NHL application filed and deposit wired. Applicant is Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC."

— Amber Dixon (@AmberNews3LV)

So, that's the first two in the barn...




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