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
Boom. MT @quebecor: We confirm we submitted our candidacy for the #NHL expansion process in order to bring #Nordiques back to #Québec City.— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
UPDATE: BELLEVUE IS OUT
This seems to confirm what was reported last week.
Bellevue spokesperson released statement today re:#NHL "The City of Bellevue is unaware of any applications for the NHL expansion here..."— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
MORE Bellevue #NHL "While we have had limited and very preliminary discussions with parties interested in developing an arena...— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
"...and bringing professional sports to Bellevue, to date we have not received an official proposal for consideration." #NHL— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
So..Bellevue..as The Talking Heads once sang... "same as it ever was". #NHL— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
.@ESPN reports #NHL expansion application deadline is 2pm Pacific. http://t.co/GYS5bvDPjh— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
UPDATE: NO WORD ON TUKWILA YET
UPDATE: City of Tukwila has no comment about possible #NHLExpansion bid by RLB. Their EIS process continues no matter what. No bid confirmed— Jon Humbert (@jonhumbert) July 20, 2015
#Portland TrailBlazers/Moda Center spokesman, tells me just now, about whether Paul Allen will pursue #NHL expansion bid: "Nothing imminent"— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
LAS VEGAS HAS APPLIED
No shock here.
According to @TVASports in Quebec, the NHL has only received expansion applications from Las Vegas and Quebec City. Deadline is today.— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) July 20, 2015
STILL NO WORD ON TUKWILA
City of #Tukwila spokesperson says no word yet on whether Bartoszek group has submitted #NHL bid. City still working on EIS. #TukwilaArena— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
TUWKILA STILL TALKING TO NHL
Reached out to Bartoszek group regarding today's expansion deadline. No public comment at this time but they remain in communication w/NHL.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) July 20, 2015
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>— Geoff Baker (@GeoffBakerTIMES) <a href="https://twitter.com/GeoffBakerTIMES/status/623252382760054786">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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