Feb 15, 2012, 9:10 PM EST
Thursday, Feb. 16 could tell the sports world a lot about Seattle’s chances of building an NHL-ready arena.
The Seattle Times reports that “mystery man” Christopher Hansen* plans to unveil his proposal to build an arena that could house NBA and NHL games tomorrow. The wealthy 44-year-old man didn’t really provide details on a target date for the potential arena build – or really any other pertinent bits.
(He does speak in “self-effacing tones,” though, so that’s pretty neat.)
Seattle certainly makes sense as a potential NHL city, although a possible return of the NBA would kill my (probably lonely) dream of having a hockey team named the Seattle Sonics. Anyway, here are a few other PHT bits on the Seattle scenario:
* – No, not the “To Catch a Predator” Chris Hansen.
- Burke wants the Flames to be — yep, you guessed it — more ‘truculent’ 1
- BREAKING: Flames fire Feaster 29
- Video: Projected rise in salary cap could have some players ‘licking their lips’ 14
- Discuss: Blackhawks score big on Rivalry Night on NBCSN 36
- Crosby: If I had to guess Thornton’s suspension, I’d say 10 games 76
- Cowen gets two-game suspension for hit on Girgensons 12
- Rangers must consider Callahan’s injury history in contract talks 13
- The Chip ‘n’ Chase: Outrage over hockey violence, Gary Bettman is a happy man, Darryl Sutter is awesome, and more! 32
- Report: Isles coach Capuano not seen as problem 11
- Rivalry Night on NBCSN: Flyers challenge top-ranked Blackhawks 18
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (182)
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head (156)
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ (138)
- Pens put Orpik on IR (132)
- Orpik suffers from concussion, including memory loss (118)