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NHL Seattle CEO on deadlines, creating an 'epic' bowl in KeyArena

Tod Leiweke sat down with KING 5's Paul Silvi to talk about an NHL team coming to Seattle.

The NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke sat down for a one-on-one interview with KING 5 Sports anchor Paul Silvi.

In Part 1 of his interview, Leiweke talks about deadlines for a new team and arena, a potential nickname, colors for the team, and a practice rink.

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In Part 2 of the interview, Leiweke talked about remodeling KeyArena and how they expect to make it work.

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Leiweke's group hopes to hear from the NHL in September, confirming an expansion franchise for Seattle. Any arena delays could push the NHL’s decision to December, which would jeopardize the inaugural season targeted for 2020.

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