The NHL’s expansion into Seattle still is more than a year away as the league prepares to add a 30th team to the ranks. But here’s the big question: Do players want to play in the Emerald City in Year 1?
An anonymous poll conducted by ESPN posed that very question to 50 current NHL players, and their opinions appear to be split down the middle. 60 percent of respondents said they would like to play for Seattle in Year 1, while 40 percent said they would not.
Surprising? Not to some pros. Here’s what a few anonymous players had to say about the prospect, per ESPN: