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 prompted Sportspress Northwest to present a series revisiting the sport’s Seattle history from previously published Wayback Machine stories. This is the final of the six-part series.
If all goes well with Oak View Group's extraordinary plan to provide more than $600 million in private money to renovate Key Arena, fans in 2020 will welcome the National Hockey League to Seattle, culminating a century-long odyssey. It began in 1914, when the Patrick brothers, Lester and Frank, made the city part of the newly formed Pacific Coast Hockey Association with their creation of the Metropolitans.