Should the NHL consider the 2021 All Star Game as an opening event for the renovated Key Arena?

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  1. Fenway

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    Given the circumstances of the year delay, I think having the 2021 ASG in Seattle would be a wonderful way of starting the NHL era in Seattle.

    My understanding is they will know in 12 months what the construction timeline will be. Late January 2021 could be a realistic target date and whet the appetite for what is to come.
     
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    Just brought this up and was told that bids have already been made for 2021... not sure if that means Seattle can or can not make a case. Received a pretty political answer from the league.

    What a way to enter the league though. Hopefully you are not the first to think of that.
     
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    Each owner will be getting a check for 21 million from Seattle - that should help the process.
     
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    we don't even know if the arena will be done before then anyways. There could be delays.
     
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    I think they should hold the awards ceremony in Seattle in 2021, and of course expansion draft as part of that. AFAIK they have contract with Las Vegas on that until 2020.

    If NHL wants to have Las Vegas as part of league events, they could hold Entry Draft in 2021.
     
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    The awards ceremony isn’t really something to generate buzz though.

    I agree the all-star game would be a great way to kick things off. If it can be pulled off, it would definitely help to keep people excited
     
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    A) No.
    B) All people do is ***** about how the AS game sucks. So this is going to "whet the appetite" of people out there?
     
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    I'd say no. Part of the fun of the All Star game is rooting for a player on the team you support. At this point we have no players. That being said it might be a fun thing to go for in the first couple years of the team.
     
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    I believe it would actually. We are NHL hockey starved here in Seattle. We are hungry for NHL action. I would love to see the all star game here that year. I think it would be a HUGE success.
     
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    People whine about it, but then it’s still a huge party with great attendance. People just like to complain.
     
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    True enough.

    Something else since I posted that is a Seattle fan said they'd love it.

    So, okay, go ahead.

    Where it is doesn't really matter to me anyway.
     
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    I'd love to have the Draft in Seattle, another good way to gear up.
     
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    I haven’t seen any pictures of on going renovations. Did they start the physical work or are they still not doing anything and taking care of paperwork?
     
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    That would be great as well. Sign me up!
     
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    I drove by yesterday, doesn't look like anything's happening just looking through the windows.
     
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    Still doing pre-demolish work. They slowed down the pace a bit especially with the viaduct shutting down permanently this weekend. See the pinned thread for arena construction status updates as they come out.
     
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