Vegas' success has given Seattle's impending NHL franchise something to shoot for

In short, the Golden Knights have set a formidable standard for the NHL’s next expansion franchise, which is all but sure to be awarded to Seattle for a debut in 2020-21. For Tim and Tod Leiweke, who are, respectively, leading the Seattle bid and overseeing operations for the prospective 32nd NHL team, Vegas will be an extremely tough act to follow.