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Poll: What was the biggest shocker in Seattle sports this week?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:48:38 -0800


Winter blues? Cheer up because NHL tells Seattle to apply for expansion team

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:38:28 -0800

Time to get excited because it feels like the NHL is almost here after Thursday’s decision by the NHL. Seattle needs a winter sport, and this will help fill a near decadelong void.

NHL says Seattle can apply for franchise, start season-ticket drive

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:50:49 -0800

The announcement comes the same week the Seattle City Council approved and Mayor Jenny Durkan signed a $600 million agreement with the Los Angeles-based Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signs MOU to renovate KeyArena

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:12:43 -0800

The MOU was approved by the Seattle City Council on Monday. The $600 million renovation is projected to be completed by October 2020. Seattle soon could attract an NHL team and possibly an NBA franchise down the road.

2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship moved from Chambers Bay to Bandon Dunes

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:40:30 -0800

Ongoing turf project at Chambers Bay forces switch to USGA event.

Deal to renovate KeyArena the culmination of a long political battle

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:02:03 -0800

The exhausting, at times tumultuous process to renovate KeyArena didn’t start in May 2016 when a rival project for the city’s Sodo District was rejected by the city council. The roots date to 2013, when some began exploring whether a KeyArena renovation was possible.

The NHL could be coming to Seattle. So what do we call the team when it gets here?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:22:59 -0800

So, would the Metropolitans live on in Seattle, or is time for a name change? We asked readers for ideas, and we got some pretty great suggestions in return.

After making all the stops in goal, nothing can stop Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:48:55 -0800

For the third consecutive week, and the 12th time in his career, Carter Hart was named the goalie of the week in the Western Hockey League. Hart had two victories last week, one his franchise-record 23rd career shutout.

KeyArena fatigue understandable, but MOU approval a huge moment in Seattle sports

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:44:56 -0800

With the approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena as early as October 2020, the Seattle City Council set forth the pieces to bring an NHL and perhaps an NBA franchise to the city.

Poll: If the NHL comes to KeyArena, I would …?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:02:06 -0800


NHL? NBA? A look at what could happen now that Seattle approved KeyArena renovation

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:25:24 -0800

The council approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Oak View Group to complete the renovation as early as October 2020. With the deal in place, the NHL is expected to make a franchise announcement regarding Seattle.

Seattle City Council expected to approve OVG plan to renovate KeyArena on Monday

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:47:46 -0800

The Seattle City Council will decide Monday whether to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and Los Angeles-based Oak View Group for a $600 million renovation of KeyArena. Interested observers include the NHL and NBA.

Thunderbirds defenseman Austin Strand signs three-year entry level deal with L.A. Kings

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:27:56 -0800

Defenseman Austin Strand leads the Seattle Thunderbirds in scoring with 10 goals and 16 assists in 24 games.

Inside Sports Business: NHL’s interest in Houston doesn’t mean Seattle quest for a team is on thin ice

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:10:47 -0800

Accept that Houston will receive an NHL team. But that doesn’t mean Seattle gets left behind. In fact, recent conversations with two high-ranking NHL sources have indicated the league wants both Houston and Seattle to have teams.

Sodo group dealt blow as subcommittee sends KeyArena renovation plan to final Dec. 4 vote

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:27 -0800

If approved, the Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Oak View Group is expected to hasten the awarding of an NHL franchise in Seattle.

WHL reportedly is batting around the idea of outdoor hockey at Safeco Field

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:30:47 -0800

Canadian hockey blogger Gregg Drinnan reported a source claimed the Western Hockey League might play two outdoor games at Safeco Field by 2019, perhaps with the Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips each playing a game.

With lessons learned, Oak View Group’s Tim Leiweke is doing it his way

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Leiweke, the Oak View Group CEO with deep NBA and NHL ties, has promised to renovate KeyArena for $600 million. And after learning from missteps in Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles, he believes his company can bring teams from both leagues to Seattle.

Quick third-period rally lifts Thunderbirds past Everett, 4-3 in WHL action

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:08:04 -0700

The Thunderbirds (5-4-0-1) broke a 2-2 tie when Noah Philp scored 1:07 into the third in front of 4,517 spectators. A minute and a half later, Austin Strand scored on a power-play for a 4-2 lead.

Sodo group says KeyArena renovation should be public, not private, process

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:58:25 -0700

If the renovation is deemed “public” then such a move would likely delay the KeyArena renovation to the point it misses its targeted October 2020 opening.