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Seattle mayor inks KeyArena deal to lure NBA, NHL teams
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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed an agreement with a developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team. Durkan told reporters Wednesday the deal with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group is the best path for Seattle to get an NHL team and bring back the NBA. OVG […]

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Pittsburgh mayor plans to skip Penguins' White House visit
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he's skipping the Pittsburgh Penguins' Oct. 10 White House visit because of recent tweets by President Donald Trump. The Democratic mayor accompanied the NHL team when they met with President Barack

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Report: Penguins to visit White House Oct. 10, mayor won't join team
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will reportedly visit the White House on Oct. 10 to celebrate its 2017 Stanley Cup win, according to Adam Smeltz of the Post-Gazette. The team announced the acceptance of an invitation from the White House on Sept. 24, and it was later confirmed via Twitter by President Donald Trump amid a bevy […]

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NHL-friendly arena presser canceled as Seattle Mayor faces sex scandal
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As disturbing as it was unexpected.

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Quebec City mayor: Flames won't leave Calgary
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There’s no need to back up the moving vans. That’s because the Calgary Flames won’t load up their pucks and sticks for a relocation to La Belle province, Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume told Eva Ferguson of the Calgary Herald. “It’s a negotiating strategy. We’re used to it,” Labeaume said Thursday. “Everyone is calm, the […]

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Calgary mayor to Burke: 'Don't try to inflame people'
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Naheed Nenshi wants Brian Burke to stop riling people up. "Don't try to make headlines," Calgary's mayor told the Calgary Sun's Rick Bell when asked if he had any advice for the Flames president of hockey operations Thursday. "Don't try to inflame people.” Nenshi was critical of several comments the Flames‘ president of hockey operations […]

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Former Glendale mayor: Coyotes' issues due to leadership, not location
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Former Glendale mayor Elaine Scruggs would like a word with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. And the Arizona Coyotes. With the long-term future of the Coyotes again in doubt after Bettman said earlier in the week that the club “must have a new arena location to succeed,” Scruggs wrote a letter Thursday to the president of […]

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Report: Toronto mayor knew Stamkos wasn't signing with Leafs
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Presented with the opportunity to become hockey’s next big insider, Toronto mayor John Tory chose instead not to be the bearer of bad news to his constituents. A series of emails obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveals Tory’s office knew Steven Stamkos had decided against signing with the hometown Maple Leafs – choosing […]

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Phoenix mayor wants shared arena for Suns, Coyotes (Yahoo Sports)
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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is pushing for a downtown arena shared by the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and NBA’s Phoenix Suns. Stanton advocated the shared arena during his state of the city address on Tuesday, adding that funding for it would come from Maricopa County’s existing sports facilities fund and not new taxes. The Suns have […]

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Phoenix mayor wants shared arena for Suns, Coyotes (The Associated Press)
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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is pushing for a downtown arena shared by the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and NBA’s Phoenix Suns. Stanton advocated the shared arena during his state of the city address on Tuesday, adding that funding for it would come from Maricopa County’s existing sports facilities fund and not new taxes. The Suns have […]

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VIDEO: Calgary mayor fires back at Bettman over arena comments
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Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi was clearly unimpressed by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's attempt to pressure the city into building a new arena for the Flames. Related: Bettman: Work on new Flames arena needs to begin ‘immediately’ Nenshi did not hold back when asked about the comments Bettman made earlier Monday. The Flames unveiled the CalgaryNEXT […]

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