Seattle group to apply for NHL expansion team

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From Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times:

As noted in that tweet, Bartoszek is behind the plan to build an arena in the Seattle suburb of Tukwila.

No confirmation if Victor Coleman, at one time (and maybe still) affiliated with Chris Hansen’s SoDo arena plan, will also apply.

The latest on that, from King 5’s Chris Daniels:

And from the Seattle Times:

Talks continue between Hansen and would-be NHL partner Victor Coleman over funding such a venture. A spokesman for Murray said last week that no deal between the two had been forwarded his office but expressed optimism that the NHL-imposed August deadline would expedite talks.

The NHL’s “formal expansion review process” will begin July 6, with applications accepted no later than August 10.

Applications are already expected for expansion teams in Las VegasToronto and Quebec City.