By a unanimous decision the NHL has granted the city of Seattle an expansion franchise that will begin in 2021. After a record-breaking ticket drive and support, it’s clear that the NHL is happy with their decision to add a new team in Seattle. However, on this episode I dive deeper into why Seattle is perfect for the NHL and how this could just be another step in NHL expansion.
Seattle becoming the home of the NHL’s 32nd franchise took another big step forward with the league putting the vote up to the board of governors in December. The board has never turned down an expansion bid and it’s almost certain that Seattle will have the NHL in 2020. On this episode we not only talk about why this is big for Seattle, but is huge for the NHL’s expansion plan and why this could be just the beginning of new NHL franchises.