By David Eskenazi and Steve Rudman
Editor’s note: The potential arrival of a National Hockey League franchise in 2020 in a renovated Seattle Center arena has prompted Sportspress Northwest to present a six-part series revisiting the sport’s Seattle history from previously published Wayback Machine stories. Part 4 next Wednesday: Golden Guyle Fielder and the Seattle Totems.
For most Puget Sound-area sports fans today, the primary winter sports passion has been basketball, despite the loss in 2008 of the SuperSonics to Oklahoma City. But if Oak View Group's renovation plan works for a premier arena at Seattle Center, the opportunity presents itself for the city to revert to its sporting self-image in several decades prior to the NBA: A hockey town.