. Oak View Group, a partner in the franchise and the group responsible for renovating KeyArena, is expected to begin construction on the building later this fall and have the remodel done for the 2020 season. In the end, repairs were completed on a compressed schedule, and the Saddledome reopened in September 2013. The umpteenth logo of a big cat in pro sports? Seattle Sockeyes The Sockeye is a fish, which does not seem like a remotely cool mascot. Yet, with its history as a professional Seattle hockey franchise from 1958-75, Totems drew the third-most reader submissions in our call-out and advanced all the way to the finals, receiving the second-most overall votes and upsetting the top-seeded Metropolitans in the Final Four 51%-49%. If you want to do one, Or just start one, if you know what to do! There are lots of rain-related songs that could be piped over the loudspeakers to pump up the crowd.
Form has become just as important as functionality. In September 2012, construction started on an 18,000-seat arena in Quebec City that would eventually become known as , the cost of which 400 million was split equally between the provincial and municipal governments. Plus the name Sockeye just sounds badass. There's already too many nickname crossovers in North American pro sports, and this one belongs to the Super Bowl champions. It probably doesn't need another.
The first, the , lasted from 1878 to 1920, after which they moved to. Or should it be Sockeye? In May 2013, , editor of the polling and statistical analysis website , concluded that there were about as many avid hockey fans in Canada as in the United States, despite the U. But he has a plan for that, too. But it was another step forward for the expansion bid. Disney cinched it with the Mighty Ducks. We love Ask Me Anything sessions! We have some solid considerations for field, ice, roller, and street hockey. In March 2014, news broke that former Canadian prime minister and vice-chairman of Quebecor was also involved with negotiations.
Mount Rainier is as much a part of the Seattle cityscape as the Space Needle. There are some basic requirements for achieving elite team-name status. Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times has written about a proposed new expansion team many times, as have other local and national scribes. The Canes won the in 2006, a dream the sad sack Whalers never came close to achieving. Quebec City's 2015 bid on an expansion team, while not entirely ruled out, was significantly weakened after the declined in value against its U. The team was renamed the in 1979, when it was the only U.
Seattle Emeralds The Emerald City gets its name from the region's vast swaths of foliage, growing freely from all that rain. Credit to: DustinBorowski - The Vegas Squares Podcast VegasSquares 4. The group was believed to lack the funds to buy the team outright, but remained in contention as potential minority owner until May 2011, when it pulled out of negotiations. Filter Posts You can filter posts on our subreddit by their assigned flair. Which is why I don't like it for a team name.
Imagine: The Reckoning is coming to town this week. Not only did the name become the top comment in the Reddit thread regarding this news and l, but several people shared out their support. He signed an agreement in principle to purchase the for 175 million on October 5, 2006. Basketball is particularly bad for this. A New Legacy Seattle was this week, to begin play in 2021. What more significant historical accomplishment could possibly be honored by a name? And if Seattleites are annoyed that a Vancouverite is telling them what they can and cannot do, well, come at me. Under its current owner , the Whalers' successor team, the , has occasionally worn the Whalers' logo and colors.
Files that don't follow this format will not be considered. Archived from on July 24, 2011. Professional ice hockey dates back to 1946 in Houston with the establishment of the. Feel free to discuss below. But if nothing else, the list of 13 offered a first glimpse into the process and allowed the Internet to have its say. Early this year, it appeared that was impending. But while seals we'd like them to be, they hardly strike fear into the hearts of opponents.
Hockey pages you may like Team name pages you may like Sports pages you may like Please help us spread the word. The Quebec sovereignty project will not bother him. Saskatoon again bid for a franchise during the league's early 1990s expansion, but the bid was considered a long-shot and was withdrawn before the league made its final decision. The fact that they've been on a ~100 year hiatus is barely relevant. Archived from on August 13, 2014. If that's the case, my formal request: We obviously must rename the Metropolitan Division as the Patrick Division, to avoid confusion.
Some members of the Ice Edge group later joined the ownership group led by Canadian businessman George Gosbee who ultimately purchased the Coyotes and kept them in Arizona. That's what people think of when they think of our city. Commissioner Bettman also said that expansion requires a three-quarters affirmative vote from the Board of Governors, but the members of the executive committee would first have to make a recommendation to the group. The Seattle Totems were once a professional team in the area, so there are long roots with the name. Non-pluralized monikers such as Lightning and Wild were coined, and still other nicknames came from natural disasters or bad Disney movies. Pays homage to the giant octopus which lives in the Puget Sound. Balsillie launched a public relations campaign aiming at igniting feelings and the perception that Bettman had an anti-Canadian agenda, including a website.