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CHICAGO (AP) — December is the earliest the NHL Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle Youth Daniel Kilgore Jersey , NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday.

Daly also called it “doubtful” any formal vote will happen on a Seattle franchise between meetings in October and December. Seattle Hockey Partners, the group looking to bring the NHL to the Pacific Northwest, will make a presentation to board’s executive committee on Oct. 2. No vote will take place that day.

“We would have the vote in person,” Daly said, referring to the annual December meeting that will take place in Florida.

The Vegas Golden Knights played their first season in 2017-18 as the league’s 31st team. While Commissioner Gary Bettman has stated repeatedly the NHL is in no rush to expand, there are positives beyond what will be a $650 million expansion fee.

“It does provide alignment for the league Darius Slay Jersey ,” Daly said. “We’ve been misaligned for a couple years in the sense of more teams in the East and less in the West, so that would be a benefit if we were to expand.”

After four seasons of 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 in the West, it was 16 and 15 last year with Vegas. The prospective Seattle ownership group has targeted the 2020-21 season to start, though that’s pending renovations of KeyArena.

Having an arena plan in place is one of the final pieces to getting the NHL to Seattle. Season-ticket deposits are sold out, and Daly said he has seen nothing to indicate any concern about Seattle as a hockey market.

Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith believes the NFL ”dropped the ball” with its new policy that forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the national anthem.

Smith is upset because he feels like the ruling has created a ”false narrative” surrounding the message former NFL teammate Colin Kaepernick was originally trying to convey while taking a knee prior to NFL games.

He said it also paints players as anti-American.

”Guys aren’t against the military,” Smith said. ”Kap originally started that against police brutality. It was never against the military. It was never about the military Youth Shaquem Griffin Jersey , but that narrative changed.”

Smith, acquired in an offseason trade with the Eagles, denounced the league’s ruling following Carolina’s practice on Tuesday – its first since it was announced last week at the NFL owners meetings.

He said the restrictions imposed by the league on players go against the beliefs that protesters like Kaepernick have stood up for the past couple years.

”When you see reactive policy … I always think that’s a problem,” Smith said. ”Especially when the message has been changed. … It makes it seem like Kaepernick or Eric Reid and the guys who started it, what they did was in vain – like they were villains. And that is not the case.”

Smith reacted quickly to the league’s change in policy on social media last week.

He tweeted : ”Appropriate respect for flag and anthem” implies that guys were being disrespectful towards it. Which is an opinion. Most people who believe that ignore the responses from the players and more importantly why men chose to protest.”

Smith was teammates with Kaepernickin San Francisco in 2015 and 2016 and got to know him well.

The league made the decision to fine teams whose players don’t stand during the national without consulting with the NFL Players Association. There have been protests in different cities since the ruling came down with claims the league is interfering with the right to free speech.

Smith believes the NFL made a mistake bringing the issue – one he felt like was dying off – back to the forefront.

He said the league’s policy to fine teams for players protesting likely will only serve to ”stir things up ” between players and owners this coming season.

”You’re being told to be quiet, when it could have been done together to figure out what we can do to move forward and what would be best for the players http://www.jetsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-sam-darnold-jersey ,” Smith said.

Smith has long been outspoken on public matters because he feels the platform of being a professional athlete should be used for the betterment of society.

”It’s going to be a long-term process, and we’re just trying to do our part,” he said. ”That’s essentially what the protests started with and we have to continue with. It’s not so much about the protests but the work going forward.”

Smith said he was disappointed, but not surprised by the league ruling.

”At the end of the day, the league is about money, it’s a business Authentic Lukas Dostal Jersey ,” Smith said. ”To try to silence those guys when they’re trying to do the right thing for our country, I don’t know what to say about it.”



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