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Seattle NHL Expansion Team Name

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By Dannie D. – The National Hockey League will grow once again by a team when the still-yet-to-be-named Seattle team takes the ice in the 2020-21 season. After a number of false starts and ‘close-but-no-cigar’ scenarios, the Emerald City will finally drop the puck as part of the NHL. And, oddly enough, it will be at a refurbished Key Arena… the same building that doomed one of their last attempts at being granted an expansion team.

Back in 1994, the NBA’s SuperSonics were the arena’s top tenant and renovations were done to accommodate basketball, but they effected the sight lines for hockey. It got to the point where the area’s junior league team abandoned ship and any NHL exhibition games held in Seattle had to be scheduled at the Tacoma Dome.

Perhaps losing the Sonics to Oklahoma City in 2008 was the lynchpin that started the ball…er, puck, rolling to do what was necessary to get back on the expansion map. Sure, it took a decade, but major renovations began at the Key Arena and the type that would allow for both hockey and basketball to be played thereat. The area has mourned the loss of their beloved Sonics and hope that the NBA corrects this mistake and return in one form or another to Seattle, albeit via expansion or relocation.

When other potential locations did not pan out, developers decided to fix up the old place with the ‘build-it-and-they-will-come’ mantra in mind. The NHL came calling first and here we are – less than a year away from a long sought-after dream becoming a reality. And we are also on the verge of learning the team’s name, logo and colors, as February/March has been the target all along.

According to the rumors swirling, it seems that Kraken will be the choice. But Totems (the area’s Western Hockey League team from 1944-to-1975) and Sockeyes are also in play. Fan votes online seem to favor Kraken and the mythical gigantic octopus-like creature will be fodder for scribes and fans, alike; Detroit will not be the only place where octopi find their way from the stands to the surface of the ice.

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My name is Dannie and I’m from Toronto. I model part time and enjoy shooting all kinds of images. In 2008, I came 3rd place for the contest Canada’s Hottest Girls. Due to this, I went on to do a swimsuit calendar shoot and also a shoot for CD covers. I have also been featured 11 times in the Toronto Sun news paper as the Sunshine Girl. During the last couple of years, I was published in Industry 150 magazine and Stats vs. Us magazine three times.

In my spare time, I love working out, watching hockey, taking road trips and am a sweet, outgoing, funny person, which makes shoots enjoyable.


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