The deadline to apply for NHL expansion came and went today at 2pm. Did any Seattle area groups apply? No. No they didn't.
Ray Bartoszek's camp tells me his group could NOT meet the #NHL timeline, but continues to work on the #TukwilaArena proposal.— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) July 20, 2015
Also, for Victor Coleman and other investors who might have been hoping to turn their homework late, the answer also seems to be no.
I've confirmed the NHL will not be extending today's deadline to apply for an expansion franchise.— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) July 20, 2015
So what next for hockey fans in Seattle? I don't know what to tell you.