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Seattle NHL team not on Gary Bettman's radar

National Hockey League (NHL) commissioner Gary Bettman shot down claims of an NHL team potentially...

National Hockey League (NHL) commissioner Gary Bettman shot down claims of an NHL team potentially moving to Seattle. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 9:18 PM ET

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has no interest in relocating a team to Seattle, following news of the NBA's Sacramento Kings potential move there, the Phoenix Business Journal reported.

Bettman made the comments following a unanimous vote to approve the new CBA with the players.

Some of the same ownership that has been pursuing the Kings has also been interested in a hockey team, according to the report.

The league is still trying to finalize a deal with prospective Phoenix Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison, who has until the end of the month to buy the franchise and finalize a $308 million, 20-year arena deal with the city of Glendale, his spokesman told the paper.

The former San Jose Sharks CEO's name first surfaced as a potential Coyotes owner in August 2011.


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