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• Seattle mayor Jenny Durkin really believes that an NHL team will thrive in Seattle. “If you want hockey to really be the sport that endures for the next generation, there’s no better place than Seattle, because we’re the place that invents that future. “We have the companies today that have those employees that will not just be the fan base today, but they and their families will be the fan base of the future.” (NHL.com)
• The Seattle group will have a little more time than they thought to get everything in order, but there’s a lot of things that have to be done before the team starts playing in 2021. (Sportsnet)
• The fact that the NHL is going to Seattle is good news for everyone, but The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell believes we’ll be heading for a lockout in 2020. (The Hockey News)
• Check out episode two of “Desert Gold,” which focuses on how Vegas caught hockey fever. (Top)
• What moves should Chuck Fletcher consider now that he’s GM of the Flyers? NBC Sports Philly outlines it for you. (NBC Sports Philly)
• Having a sibling in the NHL is rare, but three members of the Minnesota Wild have brothers playing on other teams. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)