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A Seattle NHL team for the 2020–21 season is now a fait accompli. There’s a city council vote next week to move forward on the KeyArena renovation, then a pair of NHL votes, but by December’s board of governor’s meeting, it’ll be official. [Seattle Times]

Two competing bids to renovate Seattle’s Key Arena have been submitted, and both include endorsements from (and the potential financial backing of) NBA and NHL owners. One of the bids calls for $250 million in public funds, though. [King5]