Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part VI
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01-31-2013, 06:45 PM
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No Team named the Vancouver Canucks has won a Stanley cup.
The Vancouver Millionaires won.
A team called the Seattle Metropolitans has won a cup.
The Ottawa Senators as we know them haven't won a cup, but a team by that name has won one, so they count it as a technicality.
If the Totems return to Seattle, they can finally retire Guyle Fielder's #7. Fielder is the third-highest point scorer in professional hockey history, behind only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. He was the face of Seattle hockey for 16 years, led the WHL in scoring 9 times, and was the league MVP six times. His significance to Seattle's modern hockey history is much more significant, in my opinion, than the ancient Stanley Cup championship in 1917. Additionally, "Seattle Metropolitans" is a long name -- eight syllables in total. Their name would often be shortened to "Mets" or "Metros."
I think the Totems can still honor the Metropolitans legacy, much like how the Canucks often pay tribute to the Millionaires. There is a historic rivalry between the Canucks and Totems, and the history involving the Totems' previous attempts to join the NHL shouldn't be ignored.
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