NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, NHL Seattle team CEO Tod Leiweke in Space Needle talking the expansion team’s start in 2021

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman flanked by NHL Seattle team CEO Tod Leiweke (right) and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly inside the Space Needle talking the expansion team’s start in 2021.
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman flanked by NHL Seattle team CEO Tod Leiweke (right) and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly inside the Space Needle talking the expansion team’s start in 2021.

Gregg Bell is the Seahawks and NFL writer for The News Tribune. In January 2019 he was named the Washington state sportswriter of the year by the National Sports Media Association. He started covering the NFL in 2002 as the Oakland Raiders beat writer for The Sacramento Bee. The Ohio native began covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season of 2005. In a prior life he graduated from West Point and served as a tactical intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, so he may ask you to drop and give him 10.