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2013-06-17 01:52:36 PM  
New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds
 
2013-06-17 01:56:26 PM  

MichiganFTL: New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds


Supersonics
 
2013-06-17 01:56:26 PM  

MichiganFTL: New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds


Seattle Lahars.
 
2013-06-17 02:03:19 PM  

Donnchadha: MichiganFTL: New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds

Supersonics


This would be amusing.... one wonders would Seattle then be content with 3 of the 4 "majors" and no NBA, or will they want to be one of the few markets with all "Big 4" (NY, Chicago, Detroit, Philly, D.C., Bay Area, Boston, Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, Dallas.... did I forget any?.... left of Phoenix since if this happens, they'll be out of the list)
 
2013-06-17 02:04:48 PM  
And "Reign" would be better than "Rain", but, it's been used twice by women's teams in Seattle (currently by their Women's soccer team), so, not sure they'd go with that.
 
2013-06-17 02:05:54 PM  
Dear Phoenix
As a Seattlite and a sports fan, I have to say that this would be a great thing for sports in Seattle.
So for that reason alone, please allow me to reassure you that it's not going to happen.
 
2013-06-17 02:09:37 PM  
Once again, Kansas City will be skipped to get an NHL team.  I know we have a history of some of the suckiest teams in Pro Sports, but we usually have good attendance.  We built a brand new arena, with the "If you build it, they will come" promise, that we all knew was a lie going in.
 
2013-06-17 02:12:56 PM  

MichiganFTL: New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds



I'd like to see them called the Metropolitans, just for history's sake, but knowing how things work around here, they would probably end up being called the WindowsLive Messengers or the Dreamliners, or maybe the Burnt-Tasting Espresso Shots.
 
2013-06-17 02:17:36 PM  

tobcc: Once again, Kansas City will be skipped to get an NHL team.  I know we have a history of some of the suckiest teams in Pro Sports, but we usually have good attendance.  We built a brand new arena, with the "If you build it, they will come" promise, that we all knew was a lie going in.


Royals rank 25th in attendance per game in MLB (2013)
Chiefs rank 16th in attendance per game in NFL (2012)

Not really lighting my fire there...Granted, Seattle was 26th in MLB and 17th in NFL.
 
2013-06-17 02:19:07 PM  

MichiganFTL: New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds


Since they couldn't get the Sacramento Kings, why not the Seattle Viceroys?
 
2013-06-17 02:26:15 PM  

FloydA: MichiganFTL: New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds


I'd like to see them called the Metropolitans, just for history's sake, but knowing how things work around here, they would probably end up being called the WindowsLive Messengers or the Dreamliners, or maybe the Burnt-Tasting Espresso Shots.


How about the Seattle Pilots? It wouldn't be the first time a team name was revived for another sport.
 
2013-06-17 02:34:45 PM  
Your NHL Seattle Jazz.
 
2013-06-17 02:44:52 PM  
Paris1127:

How about the Seattle Pilots? It wouldn't be the first time a team name was revived for another sport.

I could live with that.  Then if we get the Sonics back, we'd have two nautical theme teams and two air travel themed teams.
 
2013-06-17 02:55:43 PM  
Should be the Thunderbirds. Do they still play in Seattle?
 
2013-06-17 03:00:21 PM  

yanceylebeef: Should be the Thunderbirds. Do they still play in Seattle?


Yes, but south of downtown now.  They no longer play in Key Arena.
 
2013-06-17 03:02:01 PM  
This will not happen but I wish it would.  Also, Seattle Coyotes is a good name and there are lots of Coyotes in the Northwest
 
2013-06-17 03:03:18 PM  
Could be worse...could have been Walla Walla, Keokuk or Cucamonga.
 
2013-06-17 03:03:23 PM  
Baristas? Fish-Tossers? Bosworths? Fark Airbus?

Actually, if this does happen I think it's gotta be either Metropolitans, Thunderbirds or Pilots.
 
2013-06-17 03:03:30 PM  

FloydA: Dear Phoenix
As a Seattlite and a sports fan, I have to say that this would be a great thing for sports in Seattle.
So for that reason alone, please allow me to reassure you that it's not going to happen.


Yup. They're just floating this to get Glendale to bend over and take it with no lube, which they will ultimately do.
 
2013-06-17 03:04:47 PM  

dletter: And "Reign" would be better than "Rain", but, it's been used twice by women's teams in Seattle (currently by their Women's soccer team), so, not sure they'd go with that.


Reign is an awful name.  Rain isn't any better
 
2013-06-17 03:05:36 PM  

yanceylebeef: Should be the Thunderbirds. Do they still play in Seattle?


I suspect the TBirds would move to Boise, and the Steelheads would move to Kent with big club affiliation.
 
2013-06-17 03:06:07 PM  

tobcc: Once again, Kansas City will be skipped to get an NHL team.  I know we have a history of some of the suckiest teams in Pro Sports, but we usually have good attendance.  We built a brand new arena, with the "If you build it, they will come" promise, that we all knew was a lie going in.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-17 03:06:26 PM  
They should just go with the Sounders.  Build on the same hipster fanbase.  Plus euro teams/clubs represent different sports, so it's not unheard of.
 
2013-06-17 03:06:48 PM  
I don't get the avation-themed team names.  Wasn't that for Boeing, which was located there?  They've moved to Chicago now, haven't they?
 
2013-06-17 03:07:04 PM  
Seattle is one of the few American cities that should get a NHL franchise before Canada.  I would have no problem seeing Phoenix move there.

/Seattle, Quebec City, Kansas City, Hamilton should get teams
 
2013-06-17 03:07:24 PM  
Since we're building the new arena and all, I say Sacramento steps in and grabs Seattle's NHL bid as well. Not because I like hockey, but more because I'm a fan of sports rage.
 
2013-06-17 03:10:57 PM  
I think "Seattle Grunge" would be a good name for a hockey team.  It sounds tough, they could go with a flannel look for the uniforms, and it's a good description of the dock areas.
 
2013-06-17 03:12:08 PM  
Two words:

Yes please.

/day one season ticket holder if they host the team anywhere other than the Key.
//also, bring back the Sonics if it isn't too much trouble. kthxbai
 
2013-06-17 03:12:27 PM  

Cagey B: Since we're building the new arena and all, I say Sacramento steps in and grabs Seattle's NHL bid as well. Not because I like hockey, but more because I'm a fan of sports rage.


cdn.pjmedia.com
 
2013-06-17 03:13:02 PM  

downstairs: They've moved to Chicago now, haven't they?


HQ, yes. There's still umpteen Boeing plants and umpteen thousand employees in the area.
 
2013-06-17 03:14:41 PM  
This WOULD be an improvement... :P
 
2013-06-17 03:15:15 PM  
How about this....we trade the Bucks to Seattle for their NBA team and we take the Coyotes for the NHL team we want more than a shiatty NBA team.
 
2013-06-17 03:18:12 PM  
I'd say probably a 50/50 split between Thunderbirds and Metropolitans with a tiebreaker to Metropolitans since they won the Stanley Cup and all.
 
2013-06-17 03:19:26 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: yanceylebeef: Should be the Thunderbirds. Do they still play in Seattle?

Yes, but south of downtown now.  They no longer play in Key Arena.


No, they play outside of Seattle in Kent. The ShowWare center, I think it's called.

/went to a game vs. Everett last year. It's a bunch of 17 year olds playing hockey. Nothing like NHL.
 
2013-06-17 03:19:55 PM  

seumasokelly: I'd say probably a 50/50 split between Thunderbirds and Metropolitans with a tiebreaker to Metropolitans since they won the Stanley Cup and all.


The old WHL team was 'Totems'. And yea, I'm old enough to have seen them play.
 
2013-06-17 03:22:34 PM  

buckeyebrain: tobcc: Once again, Kansas City will be skipped to get an NHL team.  I know we have a history of some of the suckiest teams in Pro Sports, but we usually have good attendance.  We built a brand new arena, with the "If you build it, they will come" promise, that we all knew was a lie going in.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x200]


They did eventually turn into a really good franchise, they just had to head to New Jersey first and get a guy to run it who never did pro-hockey before.
 
2013-06-17 03:23:03 PM  
Go with the Metropolitains.
You get to go the Senators route and piggy back on history and get awesome throwbacks as a bonus.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Metropolitans
 
2013-06-17 03:24:47 PM  

eagles95: How about this....we trade the Bucks to Seattle for their NBA team and we take the Coyotes for the NHL team we want more than a shiatty NBA team.


Why not get the Admirals to about 10k average attendance first, and then you can think about the jump to support an NHL team (which then you'll need to draw at least 13-14k avg).   I mean, if you have a good core base of hockey fans, that shouldn't be hard.   Right now the Admirals averaging about 6k isn't a good sign to say "bring the NHL".
 
2013-06-17 03:24:49 PM  

wxboy: MichiganFTL: New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds

Seattle Lahars.


I am thinking of what the Hipsters of Seattle will decide their new NHL team name to be, but it's probably an obscure one that I have never heard before.
 
2013-06-17 03:25:04 PM  

seumasokelly: I'd say probably a 50/50 split between Thunderbirds and Metropolitans with a tiebreaker to Metropolitans since they won the Stanley Cup and all.


My vote would be for the Metropolitans.

How about the Crabbers or Crabs. That would be a weird or good, likely awful..but accurate name.
 
2013-06-17 03:25:26 PM  

Killer Cars: downstairs: They've moved to Chicago now, haven't they?

HQ, yes. There's still umpteen Boeing plants and umpteen thousand employees in the area.


Gotcha, cool.  Still haven't visited Seattle, its one city I really need to get to someday.
 
2013-06-17 03:25:31 PM  

seumasokelly: I'd say probably a 50/50 split between Thunderbirds and Metropolitans with a tiebreaker to Metropolitans since they won the Stanley Cup and all.


The T-Birds are already Seattle's CHL (WHL) team.
 
2013-06-17 03:25:56 PM  

Donnchadha: MichiganFTL: New team name needed.

Options:

Seattle Queens ("Queen City")
Seattle Sucks (Self-explanatory)
Seattle Emeralds
Seattle Rain
Seattle Stillwontmakeitoutofthefirstrounds

Supersonics


so the former Jets become the Supersonics? It could work.
 
2013-06-17 03:26:06 PM  

MFAWG: seumasokelly: I'd say probably a 50/50 split between Thunderbirds and Metropolitans with a tiebreaker to Metropolitans since they won the Stanley Cup and all.

The old WHL team was 'Totems'. And yea, I'm old enough to have seen them play.


I like that
 
2013-06-17 03:26:48 PM  
Seatle Sasquach
The 'Squach'  are going to stomp Vancouver.
 
2013-06-17 03:26:50 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Hipsters of Seattle


I see what you did there.
 
2013-06-17 03:29:04 PM  

FloydA: seumasokelly: I'd say probably a 50/50 split between Thunderbirds and Metropolitans with a tiebreaker to Metropolitans since they won the Stanley Cup and all.

The T-Birds are already Seattle's CHL (WHL) team.


I know. That's where I got the name. My guess would be that were Seattle to get a NHL team, the Thunderbirds would move.
 
2013-06-17 03:30:01 PM  

MichiganFTL: tobcc: Once again, Kansas City will be skipped to get an NHL team.  I know we have a history of some of the suckiest teams in Pro Sports, but we usually have good attendance.  We built a brand new arena, with the "If you build it, they will come" promise, that we all knew was a lie going in.

Royals rank 25th in attendance per game in MLB (2013)
Chiefs rank 16th in attendance per game in NFL (2012)

Not really lighting my fire there...Granted, Seattle was 26th in MLB and 17th in NFL.


Seattle  is #1 in the MLS, with more than double the average attendance of the 4th highest team (Kansas City is 6th). Hell, the Sounders are outdrawing the Mariners on a per-game basis (and SKC is only about 2K behind the Royals). I'd say that both cities are willing to show up, at least for new teams (as in Seattle) or stadiums (KC).
 
2013-06-17 03:30:01 PM  
Welcome back Metropolitans!
The sweater should feature a gigantic geoduck held by a fisherman with extremely hairy hands.
 
2013-06-17 03:30:11 PM  

FrancoFile: I think "Seattle Grunge" would be a good name for a hockey team.  It sounds tough, they could go with a flannel look for the uniforms, and it's a good description of the dock areas.


DarkSoulNoHope:

I am thinking of what the Hipsters of Seattle will decide their new NHL team name to be, but it's probably an obscure one that I have never heard before.


I'm thinking neither of you has ever been to Seattle and you have absolutely no idea what Seattlites are like.

Hint: It's neither Brooklyn nor 1992.
 
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