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We will update this throughout the day as we learn which cities have applied for NHL expansion and as we HOPE that one of them will be in the Seattle region.

Who is entering the rink?
Who is entering the rink?
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Talk is cheap. Show me the money. Put up or shut up. Money talks and something else walks.

Take your pick of those cliches. They all apply to those cities who want to be part of the current NHL expansion process.

Here we will document which cities have submitted applications as we hear about them.

QUEBEC HAS APPLIED

UPDATE: BELLEVUE IS OUT

This seems to confirm what was reported last week.

DEADLINE UPDATE

UPDATE: NO WORD ON TUKWILA YET

PORTLAND OUT

LAS VEGAS HAS APPLIED

No shock here.

STILL NO WORD ON TUKWILA

TUWKILA STILL TALKING TO NHL

TUKWILA IS OUT

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ray Bartoszek group did not file for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHL?src=hash">#NHL</a> expansion. The group continues to pursue an arena, but not a team at this time.</p>&mdash; Geoff Baker (@GeoffBakerTIMES) <a href="https://twitter.com/GeoffBakerTIMES/status/623252382760054786">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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