Around the NHL - Seattle expansion process has begun/$650mil fee

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  1. Der Jaeger

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    i can see the conversation going something like this:

    Seattle: We want to name our team the Kraken. Have you seen the badass jerseys we already designed?

    NHL: Right. How about something more historical? Like Metropolitans? You can use it. We'll rename that Eastern conference division. Lots of history there.

    Seattle: Are you serious?

    NHL: Not sold? How about Totems?

    Seattle: Native Americans would love that.

    NHL: Yeah... ok. How about something like Thunder or Sounders?

    Seattle: You're not letting us go with Kraken, are you?

    NHL: Not a chance.
     
  2. haseoke39

    haseoke39 True North Strong and Home of the Brave

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    Forbes did their valuations: The Business Of Hockey

    Sabres come in around the bottom, losing around $13M/year (ahead of only Arizona).
     
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    Expansion draft again is so fking stupid
     
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    Having 15 teams in the west and 16 teams in the east is dumber than adding another team to even things out.
     
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    It’s Seattle’s time - Article - TSN

     
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    Idk, I'm looking forward to people wanting to leave Eichel exposed to get out from under his contract.
     
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    Stupid

    In 3 years I probably won't be watching this sport.
     
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    32nd team was inevitable. Glad they are doing this fast.
     
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    TheCerebral1 Zero F***s Given

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    Seattle makes a ton of sense for the Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, California teams. It's a more equitable market than that of Carolina, Florida and dare I say the in market (where I live) Coyotes.
     
  15. Der Jaeger

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    I think they'll be re-alignment. Seattle fits better with the NW teams. Seattle to the Pacific and Arizona to the Central?
     
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    Seattle Sea Lions, or gtfo
     
  17. Sabre the Win

    Sabre the Win cuz whats a win?

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    A lot of Seattle fans are already Canuck fans, this shall be interesting.

    The boarder between Vancouver and Seattle is a lot like the boarder between Fort Erie and Buffalo with 'Freindship Festivals' and all.
     
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    struckbyaparkedcar Zemgus Da Gawd

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    Seattle has a bandwagon a mile long though. You're not looking to flip dudes with Bure jerseys, you're looking to get 12th man yokels and Sounders fans.
     
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    struckbyaparkedcar Zemgus Da Gawd

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    The real question is how many years ahead of the NBA will they be? They have a very small window to build support before getting dwarfed by that city finally righting its biggest sports wrong.

    Fortunately, even with that threat, I think Seattle has a strong enough sports culture to bring that atmosphere to the NHL and grow from there..
     
  20. SundherDome

    SundherDome Get to the Draft!

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    That's a pretty big **** you to Quebec. But sure I like the sound of the Seattle Seals.
     
  21. New Sabres Captain

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    It'll be interesting to see if they play Houston and Seattle against each other. Frankly, with the current divisional lineup, it makes more sense to add Houston, but if they decide to go with Seattle, I imagine Arizona gets moved to the Central?
     
  22. Der Jaeger

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    The two old franchises were named Metropolitans and Totums. Second one isn't happening due to Native American sensitivities. First one makes sense only historically.

    Seals is OK. Thunder?

    There's no way the stuff board of directors lets them go with Kraken.
     
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    Houston can have the Coyotes
     
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    Gotta be the Seals.... old logo and all.
    How do we protect Will Carrier AGAIN ??? Lol
     
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    struckbyaparkedcar Zemgus Da Gawd

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    Ahahaha, you don't follow the NBA, huh?

    You'd be drawn and quartered for mentioning that in Seattle.
     

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