Is Seattle in line to get NHL expansion team?

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SEATTLE —

According to a tweet from from SportsBusinessNews' Howard Bloom, Seattle is one of four cities that will get a National Hockey League expansion team.

Bloom said Las Vegas, Toronto and Quebec City would also get teams. 

 The target date is 2017.

 There have been rumors of an NHL expansion team coming to Seattle for at least a year.

 According to Canada’s The Province, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has been visiting Seattle.

“With all the activity going on in the Seattle area in the last little bit it would be quite a stretch to imagine that much time and effort being spent by so many wealthy men being frittered away for nothing.”

“At the moment there are no surefire plans to build a new rink, but that could change at any time with Vancouver billionaire Victor Coleman among many reportedly showing interest in putting an NHL team into the city.”

“And Bettman hasn’t been visiting there to see if it really does rain a lot.”

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