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Ron* 06-30-2013 02:10 AM

Phoenix Coyotes Ownership Saga
 
First of all, I would say I want the team to stay in Phoenix, for jealous reasons...I want the short hop for the Kings three times a year (unless that is changing, can't remember the new structure).

That being said, it appears that the Coyotes days are indeed numbered in Phoenix. The mayor there is hedging bets that the NHL won't "call their bluff"; however, Daly says there is no bluff, that July 2 is that absolute deadline before the NHL seeks to relocate the Coyotes.

I really think this is the end of the line in Phoenix. All the draws have been drawn. If the Glendale city council doesn't get 4 votes out of 7 to approve that ridiculous deal that was offered last week (more on that below), then the team is gone.

Now what happens if they do get the 4 votes? Well, the deal still won't be done. The deal itself is a non-starter, as there is disagreement over a 5-year "out" clause. The whole thing would be messier than usual, which is saying something for all that has gone on down there.

If the team must relocate, it would be so cool that if they went to Seattle they can call themselves the Metropolitans again. I think that name is pretty unique, given the fact is was branded almost 100 years ago in a different time and mindset.

Omni Owl 06-30-2013 02:31 AM

Ahh ****, what a dumbass name Metropolitans is...

DryIslandBartender 06-30-2013 02:34 AM

I just want them to move to Seattle and get this whole fiasco over with.

The COG created this mess and the NHL has bent over backwards to accomodate them...and still nothing. It's simply time to move on to a stable owner and a city willing to support the team.

Reclamation Project 06-30-2013 02:36 AM

Get this gong show over...

Moses Doughty 06-30-2013 02:38 AM

I would love to see them named the Metropolitans if they did move to Seattle. Being a huge fan of hockey history I always love to see the old names back. Totems would be cool too.

Fishhead 06-30-2013 02:39 AM

In the long run, I don't think Seattle is the answer, and I think they will probably experience similar problems to Phoenix. That this should happen shows just how ridiculous the Glendale situation has become.

agentfouser 06-30-2013 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cabwaylingo (Post 68244491)
Ahh ****, what a dumbass name Metropolitans is...

Wha? I like it, it's a classic name. I hate the way that sports teams are so often named after ferocious-sounding animals now. So many of the classic franchises in all sports have classic names: the "Socks" teams in baseball, the Boston Celtics, the Red Wings, Dodgers, those are great names. They don't sound like they're trying too hard.

Omni Owl 06-30-2013 02:41 AM

Its a subjective thing, I think it sounds dumb...

agentfouser 06-30-2013 02:44 AM

Just curious, what team names do you like?

Reclamation Project 06-30-2013 02:47 AM

Kings.

TheSlovenian 06-30-2013 03:07 AM

That is a ****y name.

Vamos Rafa 06-30-2013 03:22 AM

I know the Seattle Metropolitans existed before the New York Mets team, but the name is just too long so people will just be forced to shorten the name to "Mets." There's already 4 NHL teams that have the same names as other pro sports teams (Kings, Rangers, Panthers, Jets). Not to mention two teams that share the same nicknames with two big athletic schools (UCLA Bruins and Miami Hurricanes). So forget the "Mets." Why not recycle the old Seattle Pilots? Kinda like what Colorado did with the Rockies, only the sports were flip-flopped.

Minor Boarding 06-30-2013 03:31 AM

What is Glen Metropolit up to nowadays?

kingsholygrail 06-30-2013 03:43 AM

Does Seattle even have a rink for them?

KingKopitar11* 06-30-2013 03:44 AM

Atleast we can beat the same organization in different cities now.

gtwyc 06-30-2013 03:49 AM

the metros are a fitting name for shane doan and co.

Holden Caulfield 06-30-2013 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fishhead (Post 68244653)
In the long run, I don't think Seattle is the answer, and I think they will probably experience similar problems to Phoenix. That this should happen shows just how ridiculous the Glendale situation has become.

I feel as though you know nothing at all about the situation in Seattle.

Seattle will be a very very solid market, and with basketball completely screwing up not heading back there the NHL should seize the chance and corner the market. Seattle has a loooooong hockey history, proven support at lower levels, there is a huge void in winter sports, and Seattle has proven to be a really great sports town with owners that treat them right (Sounders, Seahawks). This will be a great move for the NHL.

MsMeow 06-30-2013 07:20 AM

Send them to Quebec where people actually care about the game.

King RAZZ 06-30-2013 08:32 AM

Maybe they should get their ECHL affiliate to move to Phoenix... They'd only be losing 2-3 seats in attendance per game...

Face Wash 06-30-2013 09:31 AM

they should move to the Tacoma Dome and be the Tacoma Aroma. (local joke).

Vic Vinegar 06-30-2013 10:00 AM

They will not he called the Metropolitans. I don't care how much "history" that name has, it is simply not marketable.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MsWoof (Post 68248003)
Send them to Quebec where people actually care about the game.

Seattle is in the same time zone as Phoenix, so it doesn't disrupt the realignment.

KINGS17 06-30-2013 10:03 AM

If they want a name with history, Totems would be a good choice with the old green and white color scheme.

MsMeow 06-30-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DimMak (Post 68253597)

Seattle is in the same time zone as Phoenix, so it doesn't disrupt the realignment.

Winnipeg played in the east for 2 seasons so it's not like it can't be done.

Vic Vinegar 06-30-2013 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MsWoof (Post 68254135)
Winnipeg played in the east for 2 seasons so it's not like it can't be done.

I think the NHL would like to avoid that scenario. If the team moves, they will go to Seattle.

Omni Owl 06-30-2013 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agentfouser (Post 68244741)
Just curious, what team names do you like?

Always liked Dynamo Moscow/Lokomotiv Yaroslavl or Oshawa Generals.

Seattle Battle
Seattle Swordfish
Seattle Spitfires
Seattle Pope's

You get the point...


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