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NHL accepts Seattle expansion application; Hurricanes sold but will stay in Carolina

NHL accepts Seattle expansion application; Hurricanes sold but will stay in Carolina

The NHL took a significant step toward expanding to 32 teams when Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday the league had agreed to consider an application from a group led by renowned film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer and investment banker David Bonderman to place a team in Seattle “and to let them run in the next few months a season ticket drive.” Bettman said the expansion fee was set at $650 million, which is $150 million more than Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley paid to establish a team in Las Vegas that made its debut this season.

“That doesn't mean we have granted an expansion team,” Bettman told reporters after a Board of Governors meeting in Manalapan,...

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