Ken Cheveldayoff, a government official confirms that there are private groups who want to bring the NHL to Saskatoon. Here is a little piece from CBCNEWS article I suggest you read the rest as well.
Cheveldayoff said it's too soon to say what, if anything, the provincial government might be asked to contribute.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/03/05/sk-nhl-saskatoon-cheveldayoff.html
"We have to have a building that's NHL-ready, we have to have a business community that's ready to support this initiative, we have to have individuals that are willing to buy season tickets for the long term, and the NHL has to want it to happen," he said.
Hockey fans tweeted up a storm last week, after TSN commentator Bob McKenzie wrote a column musing about the possibility of an NHL team relocating to Saskatoon's Credit Union Centre.
But Premier Brad Wall warned that talk of an NHL team for Saskatoon is very speculative at this time.