Getty ImagesChris Hansen – the Seattle billionaire, not the guy you don’t want to see enter the kitchen – admits that mistakes were made in his failed attempted relocation of the Sacramento Kings to the city. But the man behind the Seattle arena project wants to move forward with it, and potentially with an NHL team as its first primary tenant.
It would take an amendment to his current deal with the city, as his Memorandum of Understanding only provides public financing for an NBA team. It would take an enthusiastic ownership group that’s able to drum up interest and support for NHL expansion into Seattle.
They don’t come more enthusiastic than Jeremy Roenick, and according to King 5 the former NHL star wants to be the face of the new franchise:
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“A a source who was in the meeting [with the city], says NHL legend Jeremy Roenick was in Seattle on Monday, along with an investment team, to discuss an expansion franchise and working with Hansen. It is believed Roenick wants to be the ‘front man’ for