NHL to Seattle Volume XIII

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  1. snovalleyhockeyfan

    snovalleyhockeyfan Registered User

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    Thunderbirds being sold

    Sort of OT, but there's a piece of news concerning the current hockey franchise in Seattle:

    http://www.seattlethunderbirds.com/...team-subject-to-whl-and-city-of-kent-approval

    Two brothers from Alberta who run an outfit called Silent-Aire, which manufactures data center HVAC units, have agreed to purchase the T-Birds from Russ Farwell, who will remain with the team as its GM. Didn't actually realize he was owning the team - I thought they were still owned by the Chaplin family, the auto dealers in Bellevue.

    Deal is pending WHL and city of Kent approval and the WHL is scheduled to meet October 4 to grant its approval, and I'd have to guess it'll be up for discussion at the next Kent city council meeting, which I believe also will be around that time, I'll have to check.
     
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    no, nw, it is you that seems to want only hockey in Seattle, and nothing else, might as well shut the Collegiate programs down at Washington and Washington State by your posts
     
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    I don't trust OVG TO RENOVATE ANYTHING, tommy, what track record do they have as compared to Spectra and AEG?
     
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    It is in the MOU that the NBA has to sign off on the final build of the arena. Of course no professional sports team will go to the Key in its current configuration.

    What you posted make no sense, no offense.

    What the hell are you talking about.
     
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    The Leckely brothers are long time Tbirds fans and consider Seattle a 2nd home (apparently they do work for Amazon? or have sell through Amazon? or something). Anyways the description is that they are big time Hockey fans that like to have a few adult pops. Possible that we get some capital improvements.

    They also own a couple of lower division hockey teams in Alberta.
     
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    First time posting on the new boards here. They look nice by the way.

    So yesterday, there was a forum featuring the two mayoral candidates, Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, and the subject of Key Arena/Oak View came up. The first three tweets, all from KING-5's political reporter Natalie Brand, who was there covering it, are of Moon's position on the redevelopment, and the fourth one is of Durkan. My read of this is that Moon may not be fully on board with the plans.







     
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    Wally Walker doing a Moderated session on Facebook like:



     
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    This is coming up in about 10 minutes at 3:00 pm ET/12 noon PT so get on over there now if you want to participate in this. Whether there's any earth-shattering news is not known, but could be worth your time if you are a Facebook person......
     
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    Well that was a waste of time.
     
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    Sno, what did you think.
     
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    Thanks to Walker i have made up my mind. I was Neutral on the sodo arena vs Key arena and now they have made me take a stance i am 100% for key arena and against Sodo arena.
     
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    I only caught bits of it because it kept freezing up on me. What did he say that swayed you so strongly?
     
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    Basically it was nothing more than the same talking points. Hansen and co needs the street vacation before they can get a NHL group where as OVG had a NHL group with the group investing into the arena and they had no financial MOU framework yet at the time.

    Walker also said that the NBA work at key arena as 3rd party owners to Key arena (paraphrasing it) When all all that needs to happen is the NBA group is part of the arena group.

    Then there is the talk that relocation of a NHL team to Seattle while ignoring that the NHL has 31 teams and wants to have 32 teams. The whole street vacation needs to happen first is nothing more than a excuse at this point. They have no NHL group and will never have a NHL group. Game over.

    OVG is willing to play the political game and Hansen and co is playing the Media game. This is why OVG will get it done and hansen won't.
     
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    Yeah. I think the Hansen group is on it"s last legs. it looked good on paper but the key arena deal is going to get done
     
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    With Jeremy Jacobs having his hand in the Seattle pie there is no way Seattle is not the 32nd NHL Team. it is a done deal
     
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    Was watching actual hockey so I missed it, sorry. But from your response and the response of others over at the SR site, it appears I didn't miss much. Anyway, sounds like there's going to be a public hearing tomorrow so it'll be interesting to see how that goes.
     
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    Hansen will be there. Probably saying the same talking points over and over again with nothing new to show. The NHL crowd will be there. The NBA crowd better behave themselves and not try to undermine OVG's efforts or we could end up with nothing.
     
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    Well that did not work out that well for Hansen imho.

    Debra Jaurez has never met with Chris Hansen before that meeting, she is the CHAIR of the Civic Arena committee. Huge oversight on Hansen's part.

    Also they state that SDOT did not send over renewed recommendation due to the fact that Hansen did not respond to their questions. If this is false, Hansen MUST refute this.
     
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    I don't see why SCC will even reconsider sodo arena plan given the lack of important information from Hansen's group. Finanical plan for NHL (who's going to own it and pay for the team) NBA (who's gonna provide the $$ for that 2billion dollar expansion fee) and of course the arena and making sure it can get actually paid for.
     
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    Of course there's nothing to be focused on right now because there's no shovels in the ground anywhere yet, and a lot of things can still happen between now and December 4. Such as an election in which certain bad actors, if they win their races, could muck this process up.
     
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    https://www.sonicsrising.com/2017/10/12/16464744/transportation-subcommittee-live-blog

    Want to FYI for all of you but for the past 90 minutes or so, the SR site's main man, Brian Robinson, has been live blogging from the first transportation subcommittee hearing regarding the transportation issues surrounding the Oak View/Key Arena proposed renovations. I have been posting comments there and there's been a lot of good information shared there thus far, so come on over if you want to chime in. (You'll need an SB Nation login to do that, those are free).
     

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