Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. and Texas investor Tom Dundon made a presentation Thursday morning to the NHL Board of Governors in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Karmanos told TSN that they hope to have a decision on the sale of the franchise as soon as Thursday afternoon.

While Karmanos has insisted the team is staying put, the presentation came the day after Seattle mayor Jenny Durkin signed off on a $660 million plan to renovate KeyArena, describing the project as “the best path forward to … recruit an NHL team," among other things, the Everett (Wash.) Herald reported.

Working in Raleigh's favor, at least in the near term: a very friendly arena agreement.