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https://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/11/20/blues-fire-yeo-name-berube-interim-head-coach/

 

The November NHL coaching carousel continues.  St. Louis head coach Mike Yeo was let go.  Can't say this is too surprising - STL was below Chicago when Quenneville was fired earlier in the month (and is still below CHI in the standings).

 

Edmonton also let go their head coach - which was also not a huge surprise as the Oilers are off to a poor start after missing the playoffs last season.  What was a surprise was Edmonton's replacement - 66-year-old Ken Hitchcock, who "retired" from coaching last year.  If Edmonton is concerned about wasting prime years of the generational talent of reigning leading league scorer Connor McDavid, I don't know if bringing in a coach who perfected the neutral-zone trap in the 90's is the solution!

 

https://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/11/20/ken-hitchcock-returns-to-coaching-replaces-mclellan-in-edmonton/

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It is official:

 

Seattle lands expansion franchise as NHL adds 32nd team

 

The National Hockey League’s 32nd franchise will be in Seattle after the league’s Board of Governors voted on Tuesday to approve the expansion application submitted by Seattle Hockey Partners, fronted by billionaire David Bonderman, Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer and CEO Tod Leiweke.

 

The 32nd team will pay a $650M expansion fee, which is an increase from the $500M that the Vegas Golden Knights needed to pay.... On Wednesday, an $800M renovation of Key Arena will begin,. They are targeting a spring 2021 completion date and beginning NHL play in the 2021-22 season.

 

MORE:  https://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/12/04/seattle-lands-expansion-franchise-as-nhl-adds-32nd-team/

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