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    Seattle Has Filed For NHL Expansion Franchise

    The NHL confirmed on Tuesday that it has received an expansion application from the city of Seattle, which is looking to bring a brand new hockey team to a renovated Key Arena. An ownership group has filed the application with the required $10 million down payment.

    If successful, Seattle could be the home of a brand new NHL franchise. The recent addition of the Vegas Golden Knights has given the league an odd number of teams with 31, which makes adding another in the near future a logical move.

    It has been a long road for the city of Seattle, which currently has the National Football League’s Seahawks and Major League Baseball’s Mariners, but lost its beloved NBA franchise, the SuperSonics, back in 2008 when the team moved to Oklahoma City. A new NHL franchise could potentially someday lead to the return of the Sonics, as well.

    In December, the Seattle City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Oak View Group that would allocate $600 million toward necessary renovations for Key Arena, the former home of the Sonics. A separate group led by Chris Hansen, a hedge fund manager, had been looking to get funding for a brand new arena in the SoDo District. In a statement, that group made clear their intentions have not changed.

    “More than six years ago, we began our effort to bring the Sonics back to Seattle. That remains our goal today,” Hansen said in a statement. “While we respect the City Council’s decision to approve the Oak View Group MOU we continue to believe our plan to build a 100% privately funded arena in SoDo represents the best chance to bring the NBA back to Seattle.”
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    seattle ice ninjas sounds like a good team name
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    Give them a team. Make Pete Carroll the gm
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    Seattle Fukk Knuckles

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    Kraken, men

    I already got jerseys designed for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ra77er View Post
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    that could work. Jerseys design like Toronto but have the bud leaf and green with grey smoke color scheme
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    Bring back the 5 on 5 OT's, Ties

    And the +0.5 and -0.5 spreads

    Use to love wagering NHL games back in the day.

    From a fan standpoint... the Shootouts are great...

    From a wagering standpoint... the biggest crapshoot ever.

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    NHL doesn’t need more teams

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    Now we just need to get an NBA team back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikid2groove415 View Post
    NHL doesn't need more teams
    31 teams currently

    also growing public interest in the sport, both in America and overseas

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    Should do quite well up there. Clippers or Kings should relocate to Seattle with them and build a dual arena.

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    It's just an application for now.

    Would be cool though.

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    I wish San Diego would apply. The IHL team here is pretty popular.

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    Seattle hot spot for sports

    excellent

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    The Seattle Amazon seems inevitable as a team name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Halves View Post
    It's just an application for now.
    Would be cool though.
    its happening

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    Just name it Seattle SuperSonics why not ?

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    because the OKC Thunder franchise still owns that name

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotcross View Post
    because the OKC Thunder franchise still owns that name
    There call thunder

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    lightning wont strike twice with nhl expansion

    will/would be bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotcross View Post

    No oxys???

    Not even a kama sutra like photo of Krackles fukkin' two, total 10, nurses.

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    The liberals?

    The coffee drinkers?

    The Spaceneedlers?

    The Weed Smokers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4K View Post
    I wish San Diego would apply. The IHL team here is pretty popular.
    The Gulls really spiked in popularity when the Chargers left.
    Sports Arena needs to be renovated ASAP though
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    Seattle fans today reportedly deposited 10,000 season tickets, plus a total of 25,000 "commitments" in under one hour. It took Vegas about 2 days to achieve 5,000 deposits during their season ticket drive.

    "Oak View Group says it acquired 10,000 NHL season ticket deposits in just 12 minutes while it had surpassed 25,000 in a little over an hour. Fans were asked to put down deposits of $500 and $1,000 depending on season ticket type."

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