The Phoenix Coyotes could be on the brink of moving to Seattle after Seattle mayor Mike McGinn spoke with an NHL commissioner.
McGinn and two Seattle city council members met with investors in an attempt to arrange for the Coyotes to start playing at the 11,000 seats Key Arena for two seasons. This would be until a new arena is built.
Ray Bartoszek and Anthony Lanza lead the investment group and they are allegedly prepared to offer $220m to move the Coyotes to Seattle.
Seattle are currently without an NHL team and the move would also provide the Coyotes with the long-term certainty it needs.
The Coyotes will need an arena lease deal if they are to stay in Arizona and it is believed that this deal hinders on an upcoming meeting by the Glendale city council, expected to be on June 25.
The outcome will either see the deal be approved, or the Coyotes will be playing in Seattle next season and for the foreseeable future.
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