in Diskussionen zu Bitcoin
• 421 Beiträge | 842 Punkte
CHICAGO (AP) — December is the earliest the NHL Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle [url=http://www.officialredwings.com/authentic-adidas-gordie-howe-jersey]Gordie Howe Jersey[/url] , NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday.
Daly also called it “doubtful” any formal vote will happen on a Seattle franchise between meetings in October and December. Seattle Hockey Partners, the group looking to bring the NHL to the Pacific Northwest, will make a presentation to board’s executive committee on Oct. 2. No vote will take place that day.
“We would have the vote in person,” Daly said [url=http://www.officialducks.com/authentic-adidas-adam-henrique-jersey]Adam Henrique Jersey[/url] , referring to the annual December meeting that will take place in Florida.
The Vegas Golden Knights played their first season in 2017-18 as the league’s 31st team. While Commissioner Gary Bettman has stated repeatedly the NHL is in no rush to expand, there are positives beyond what will be a $650 million expansion fee.
“It does provide alignment for the league,” Daly said. “We’ve been misaligned for a couple years in the sense of more teams in the East and less in the West, so that would be a benefit if we were to expand.”
After four seasons of 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 in the West [url=http://www.officialpenguinsproshop.com/authentic-adidas-bryan-rust-jersey]Womens Bryan Rust Jersey[/url] , it was 16 and 15 last year with Vegas. The prospective Seattle ownership group has targeted the 2020-21 season to start, though that’s pending renovations of KeyArena.
Having an arena plan in place is one of the final pieces to getting the NHL to Seattle. Season-ticket deposits are sold out, and Daly said he has seen nothing to indicate any concern about Seattle as a hockey market.
The Lions have added a veteran piece to their defensive line ahead of this week’s final preseason game.
Defensive end Robert Ayers‘ signing was announced by the team on Monday morning. Cornerback Josh Okonye was waived to make room for Ayers.
Ayers was released by the Buccaneers in March after spending the last two years with the club. He had 60 tackles, 8.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 24 games with the team. Ayers [url=http://www.officialsharks.com/authentic-adidas-mikkel-boedker-jersey]Mikkel Boedker Jersey[/url] , who also spent two years with the Giants and five years with the Broncos, has 35 sacks over his entire NFL career.
The Lions likely hope he can add to that total while playing across from Ziggy Ansah in Detroit this season. Anthony Zettel, Kerry Hyder and fourth-round pick Da'shawn Hand also seem to be on track for roster spots.
[url=http://www.officialusafootballs.com/kansas-city-chiefs]Authentic Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys[/url]