Listen: Komo, Seattle And National Hockey League discussed on The Boom X Show with Darol Tuttle
"Komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seven. This is KOMO afternoon. News rewind the Commissioner of the National Hockey League. Made a lot of hockey fans in Seattle, very very happy this morning. The board of governors unanimously approved a plan of expansion that will bring a National Hockey League team to Seattle Washington to play beginning in the two thousand twenty one two thousand twenty two CS Commissioner Gary Bettman still unnamed team will play just a few years from now comes mad Markevic traveled to Georgia for the announcement. He's good enough to join us on the KOMO news line. So in terms of that one year delay now is really I think the only disappointment that came out of this announcement because people are so excited about getting a team here. What? Exactly led to that. Delay think it was all the obvious things that everybody's been talking about. There was no guarantee that a redo keyarena would be done in time for that twenty twenty season. Even if by best estimates, it would be delayed the season for the the first season for the Seattle team will be delayed by a month in terms of playing in its own arena and the NHL as well as the owners, David Bonderman and CEO Todd Lodwick. He'd just basically agreed that we wanna have a good footing for this team. They wanna have a great start for it. They wanna have a good fan experience. They don't wanna have what happened in Las Vegas with a new T mobile arena there where on the first hockey game. They had they were still putting in seats in the upper rafters, literally. And so they went Seattle to have a great experience. And so basically, it was a I hate to see us what you talked about yesterday, but a slam dunk they decided right away the twenty twenty one season was going to be. At the start. And they wanna give Seattle a good chance to be a winning team. So now what what happens? Well, it's the excitement is still going on. I mean, it was really fun for me to be part of this two day meeting and actually see history in the making. I think what was interesting. It was kind of what's what's happening behind the scenes, if you don't mind if I share please be what would happen is this morning. The the owners of the shell team were held in a room bright across the hall from the big meeting room where all the owners were in. Now, they were ready to answer any questions, but that never came about so tall by Wicky. Who was the CEO he Kurt? She walked up to the big doors. It's just like two doors like in this cabinets hotel, and he heard their video playing and he said to himself. That's a good sign. I liked it video. I'm hoping they liked the video and a few minutes later, they invited everybody into the room the ownership, and they basically said they held up their hands. And each owner shook the hand of every other owner and all the owners said, good luck. Good luck. That's how they knew that. They had a team Markovits you'll have more on this throughout the evening on KOMO four. News methane so much for your time. Safe travels back from Georgia KOMO afternoon. News on KOMO news. For what it's worth, I'm Cheri Preston. The end of USA gymnastics, we all watched as those amazing young women took gold again. And again in the Olympics, not realizing the horror that was going on behind the scenes, USA gymnastics has filed for bankruptcy and lawyer John Manley who represents the athletes abused by team. Dr Larry Nassar says none of it should have happened. The most basic duty we have as adults and as somebody who's going to protect our team. America's team is to protect them from harm when strong women like gold medalist Aly Raisman spoke up about Nassar. I was told to be quiet. She agrees. None of it should have happened gymnastics. United States Olympic committee Michigan State University. They enabled this, and they didn't handle it. Right. Manley says all those in charge had a responsibility, they failed to carry out when you're an adult, and you know, somebody's hurting child, and, you know, somebody sexually assaulting a child you stop them, and you tell their parents and you warn them, and USA gymnastics and do that here for what it's worth, Cheri Preston. ABC news. Money news at twenty and fifty past the hour. Brought to you by propel insurance from ABC news Wall Street weekend, though, analysts say November's monthly jobs and employment report from Labor Department surveys was lower than."