Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part VI
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02-07-2013, 03:47 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Portland and Seattle hate each other with a royal passion, and the only reason some Oregonians even bother supporting the Seahawks or Mariners is because those teams are the closest to them and they have no other options in terms of supporting regional teams. If Portland ever got an NFL or MLB team, Oregonians would defect from their support of the Seahawks and Mariners in droves.
MLS has a fantastic PDX-SEA rivalry there (especially when the Vancouver Whitecaps are factored in), the NBA had (and is about to rekindle) the Sonics-Blazers hatefest, and the Winterhawks and Thunderbirds is one of the better rivalries in minor league hockey, so if it ever came to pass that the NHL could come to both Portland and Seattle that would be a huge coup for the NHL when you toss the Canucks into the mix. The grudges that would be built up between these three teams would be huge.
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