While the NBA continues to drag its feet as to whether or not the city of Seattle will ever get another franchise following the departure of the SuperSonics now 10 (!) years ago, the NHL isn't wasting any time beating its fellow professional league to the punch.
While it's true that the National Hockey League has yet to officially award an expansion franchise to the Emerald City as of just yet, it sure seems like all systems are go for a team to be in place by the 2020 season. So much so, in fact, there is now a website - NHLSeattle.com - that has put up a countdown clock to Thursday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. to make a deposit on season tickets and establish priority over other fans.

The site includes some answers to frequently asked questions and includes a hype video set to the music of Seattle's own Macklemore.