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Fri Jul 08 07:34am EDT

NHL arena coming to Seattle?

Kevin DurantIt was only three years ago that Kevin Durant and the rest of the Seattle SuperSonics folded up their green-and-gold uniforms for good and moved to Oklahoma City.

Now word comes that there are plans for an arena to be built in a Seattle suburb that could house an NHL team, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The main focus of the plan is to try and lure an NHL team to Seattle, the online newspaper reports.

"From what I hear, we are talking about a private project in Bellevue," said Chris Daniels, a reporter for KING/5, the paper reports.

The Post-Intelligencer notes that "reports surfaced last week that Donald Levin, a Chicago tobacco merchant and movie producer, recently visited the Seattle area and expressed interest in a real estate development that would include an arena." Levin, by the way, owns the Chicago Wolves, a minor league affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.

Daniels also said that he recently spoke with deputy NHL commissioner Bill Daly, who told him that "there is a group interested in bringing hockey to the Seattle area," but "he didn't want to get into too much detail."

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Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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