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Report: Seattle arena voting scheduled for Oct. 15

Oct 8, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

Seattle AP

City and county councils are expected to vote on the Seattle arena plan next Monday (Oct. 15), King 5 News reports.

To be exact, the dual voting will cover the city of Seattle and King County. The two voting sessions are expected to take place a half hour apart next week.

While it’s possible that an NHL team might inhabit that possible arena in the future, the people behind the arena movement have made it clear that their main goal is to attract an NBA franchise.

In fact, they said that they don’t have a plan that would include an NHL team as the lone tenant.

Some might be sad to realize that this plan probably reduces the chances of an NHL team being named the Seattle SuperSonics. Then again, that NBA team might want to forge its own identity, so you never know.

If you need yet another brief lockout diversion, try naming a hypothetical Seattle-based NHL team.

(About.com has a handy list of Seattle-are team names, if you’d prefer to go the historical and/or lazy route.)

  1. chronwall - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    The we wont extend the lease agreement for 30 days at a time arena.

  2. blomfeld - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    “try naming a hypothetical Seattle-based NHL team” ? …

    Well my answer to that would be the SEATTLE BETTMANS ! :)

    Friends, I’ll have you know that I play the majority of my golf at this little ol’ course just south across the line here, right by a postage “stamp-sized” hamlet called “Custer” WA. Now despite the fact that George Armstrong Custer was a “controversial figure” to say the least, the fact remains that he had a “vision” that fateful day at the Little Bighorn, back in June of 1876. Well history has shown us that his vision that day was wrong … in fact it was very wrong. And likewise I believe that history will eventually show us that Bettman’s “Sunbelt” expedition was a colossal mistake too … or a “failed vision” if you will.

    Anyway, my suggestion for team names for these franchises that are inevitably destined to migrate northward are as follows:

    - The Seattle Bettmans
    - The Saskatoon Dalys
    - Der Halifax Fuhrers
    - The Portland Luongos
    - The Quebec City Parises
    - The Moose Jaw Ovechkins

    ps: I seriously hope Seattle gets a team … happy 50th WF anniversary you guys ! :)

    • jernster21 - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:55 PM

      You are by far the biggest troll on PHT. Do you even have a life or do you have your phone on constant refresh waiting for the next article while surfing Youtube on your computer trying to come up with a clever video to post along with your response?

      • ron05342 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:40 AM

        Don’t mess with blomfeld…he’s the man.

        So let me ask you jerkster21…do you have anything constructive to write or do you spend all your time beating down on other posters?

        Get a life, man.

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:16 AM

        I don’t agree with everything the guy says, but Blomfeld’s a breath of fresh air compared to the SCA punks… No offense Blommy ;)

      • blomfeld - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

        “It often comes down to nothing more than a poor choice of music” …

        Ron & Lostpuppy …

        Friends … those were the words of a very well known psychologist, who once famously explained the “root” cause for all of mankind’s ugliness and hostility … and it makes sense when you think about. I look around today and see so many of these punks pumping their heads “non-stop” full with this toxic, hateful “garbage” music like Megadeath, Anthrax and Grim Reaper. I therefore suspect that this “jernster21″ idiot could probably cure all of his problems, by simply changing up his I-pod playlist to something a little more uplifting … don’t you agree ? :)

        *** special video selection for Jerkster21 ***

  3. geshtahl - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    The “Supersonics” seems to be available…

  4. ron05342 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    The Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917. That’s as good a name as any…the last team to enter the NHL as a expansion franchise was the Ottawa Senators, and they took the name of the same team that collapsed operations and became the St. Louis Eagles in 1934…then collapsed entirely the following year.

    Ottawa returned 58 years later. Seattle would return 95 years later and counting.

    • blomfeld - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      Well don’t forget that the Vancouver Millionaires won the Stanley Cup in 1915 !

      @Ron – Now who says that the Pacific Northwest isn’t hockey country eh ? :) Anyway, your argument for reclaiming the old, original “Metropolitans” name for Seattle is extremely valid. It sounds cool and it would be the right thing to do, by paying homage to those who went before. In fact, an argument could be made for the Canuck’s doing the same thing. Not only would the “Millionaires” be a good name, as well it would be kind of fitting ! … don’t you agree ? :)

      and by the way … GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  5. boardupthehouse - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:02 AM

    The last expansion team wasn’t the Senators, it was the Wild and Blue Jackets

  6. theenutty - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Probably be either the Seattle Coyotes or the Seattle Islanders.

  7. AlohaMrHand - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    The Seattle no NHL due to a lockouters

  8. robgkum - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Seattle Grunge (?)
    Seattle Headshot (?)
    Seattle Cobains….
    Seattle WTF?

  9. italiancanuck89 - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Seattle Sound
    Seattle Rage
    Seattle Fury
    Seattle Tide
    Seattle Stealth

  10. davebabychreturns - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    The Seattle Blue Screens of Death
    The Seattle Shade Grown (their GM could have an unprecedented “Fair Trade” policy.. no dealing with the Islanders)
    The Seattle Ew Is That Drip Coffee
    The Seattle Guys Who Throw Fish and It’s Not Really That Entertaining
    The Seattle 80 Days of Sunshine Per Year
    The Seattle Hey Do You Remember That Movie Singles

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:33 AM

      Seattle Munchies, Seattle Antidepressants, Seattle Ponchos, Seattle Sasquatches, Seattle Brewers, Seattle Wholesalers, etc…

  11. ndrick731 - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    So they’re spending all this money to build an arena to lure an NBA team back hopefully and possibly an NHL team. Maybe if they had done this before there wouldn’t be a team in Oklahoma called the thunder. It amazes me. These cities refused to build a arena for the teams they already have. But after they’re gone then they want to build an arena in the hope of stealing a team from another city. And Seattle is not the first city to do this.

  12. robgkum - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Seattle Citizen Dick
    Seattle Hog Molly’s
    Seattle Rain….

  13. dbara43 - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    There are only a few (serious) names I think most people in the area would consider:

    Seattle Metropolitans (1917 Stanley Cup Champions)
    Totems (Old WHL and current Bantam team name)
    Thunderbirds (Current WHL Junior team)
    Sea Wolves (Cool)
    Sockeyes (as in the salmon and getting socked in your eye)

    If we were to get a relocated team, I doubt names like Coyotes or Islanders or would be kept. There are no Coyotes in Seattle and in the Isles case I don’t think Seattle fans would want another team’s names, trophies, and history, unlike some podunk NBA outposts with more ticks and tumbleweeds than people.

    db

    • leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      My vote goes to Sea Wolves, just because that sounds really awesome.

  14. AlohaMrHand - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Seattle Hendrixes
    Seattle Cobains
    Seattle Pearl Jams
    Seattle Soundgardens
    Seattle sir mix a lots

  15. kingfooj - Oct 10, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Seattle Silvertips…..done.

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