Seattle Mayor Ed Murray would be willing to amend the current SODO arena deal between Chris Hansen and the city council in order to allow construction for an National Hockey League tenant first.
As things stand currently, Seattle will face bitter rival Portland in the first round, with the Winterhawks holding home ice thanks to an eight-point edge in the U.S. Division standings.
We saw the NBA Trade Deadline pass last week in a blaze of glory and now the NHL will have it’s chance to steal the spotlight on Monday.
We’re in the midst of one of the coldest months on record throughout the country.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there are people other than Chris Hansen who may be willing to take charge in securing a hockey team and building an arena.
As one of the older players on the team, Theodore entered his first World Junior experience with an eye on a large role leading the team’s blue line and power-play unit.
After his poor rookie campaign, there was almost zero buzz surrounding the forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Two short months have changed that. The word is out, and it would be more surprising now if Kolesar weren’t a high-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Theodore, 19, has played in seven games since returning last month. He’s expected back in the lineup this weekend after missing the past two games with the flu. His return brings scoring stability and leadership in an inexperienced Thunderbirds squad in need.
Riding an emotional 3-2 win over the Silvertips, Seattle (10-12-2-2) opened a four-game homestand with a flat performance against the Ice. Since the departure of Barzal due to a lower-body injury, Seattle is 3-7. Comparatively, its opponent Saturday is 8-2 since the return of star center Sam Reinhart.
The NHL Central Scouting department released its November Watch List for 2015 Entry Draft eligible prospects who are displaying the skills that may warrant selection. In addition to center Mathew Barzal who was given an “A” grade, Seattle forwards Ryan Gropp and Keegan Kolesar were tagged with “B” grades. T-Birds defenseman Ethan Bear received a “C” grade.