NHL releases statement to squash expansion rumour

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman tells the media there are no current plans for an arena in Seattle and the NHL is focused on talking with Quebec City and Las Vegas for future expansion.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly released an unexpected statement on Monday regarding the league’s expansion process.

“We will not comment on the substance of our process, which remains ongoing,” said Daly. “No final decisions have been reached and no recommendation of any kind has been made or communicated by the League Office or the Executive Committee either to the NHL Players’ Association or to the NHL Board of Governors.”