Seattle arena investor has yet to be approached with proposal for NHL team

By Jared Clinton

Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen said Tuesday that he hasn’t been approached with a single formal offer or proposal regarding an NHL team in the city. Hansen and the city of Seattle came to a deal saying the arena needed an NBA team to get the green light, but Seattle’s mayor said an NHL team would make him reconsider. More

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  • Alex Burrows (Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated)

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