Where there's smoke, perhaps there's fire.

The NHL Board of Governors are meeting in Florida, and on Thursday the topic of expansion to Seattle was discussed, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.

This news comes after Seattle's city council approved plans Monday for a $600-million redevelopment of KeyArena for the purpose of a multipurpose sports and entertainment area.

It's believed with the arena deal, former president and CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, Tim Leiweke, will make a pitch to have an NHL club housed in the facility.

Asked Canucks president Trevor Linden about the possibility/idea of an NHL team in Seattle and he said his organization "loves it." Says Canucks fans would love it. Natural rivalry. Canucks fully in support of it.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 7, 2017

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to speak to the media Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

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