New arena at Seattle Center could bring NHL by 2020, and that’s reason to be excited

I know there a lot of people who are upset about the direction the city is going with the Oak View Group and their new arena at Seattle Center. I’m not upset. I’m happy. And it isn’t because I love the site, the group doing the bidding or the process involved. I just want an arena built and really I want the highest level of hockey in Seattle. I love the NHL and the idea of it starting here in 2020 gets me tingly. I understand that this city hasn’t experienced it up close and personal. Maybe the sports fans here will never love it, but it has great meaning to me.

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