OT Seattle approved as 32nd NHL franchise start in 2021-22

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  1. KeepOnRollin

    KeepOnRollin Well-Known Member

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    Ya, ya, F Seattle! Whatever. But this is big news even if everyone saw it coming.

    https://www.nhl.com/news/seattle-is-32nd-nhl-franchise-will-start-play-in-2021-22/c-302583844

     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    So stupid. Portland is such a great hockey town. I really hope they get a team someday. If not then Houston
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Agreed. It's pathetic how little effort is truly made to bring an NHL team here. They already have an existing arena, that won't be being rebuilt for at least the 3rd time (and still small).

    Oh well, Portland might get a baseball team in 7 years...
     
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    I like Sockeyes the best I think. Seattle Sockeyes. Though they'd probably go by "The Socks" and that might not be the best in Mariner country.
     
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    santeesioux Just keep on scrolling by

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    santeesioux Just keep on scrolling by

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    You really think they'd risk a a name like the Totems in a town like that in today's political climate?
     
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    The Professional Fan Big League Scrub

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    I believe the Totems used to be a hockey team in Seattle. So were the Metropolitans.
     
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    I wish we were getting an NHL team so that we could think of team names for a hockey team rather than a baseball team.
    First four are goodish.
     
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    Agreed. A lot of the Seattle people I follow on Twitter are in favor of Kraken.
     
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    Nooooooooo!! Kraken and Renegade are THE WORST. (And Firebirds. Seriously, WTF?)
     
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    It’ll be Emeralds
     
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    I like Emeralds.
     
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    Kraken sounds dumb but the gear could be pretty cool.
     
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    This new competition for the fan dollar reduces the chance of the NBA returning to Seattle. Not that I expected it to return.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    If there is a hockey team here I am sure they will have to draft enough neophytes to fill the seats.
     
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    But which name lends to the best insult?

    Seattle Suckeyes ?
     
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    The classic.
     

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