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03-14-2013, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
Got a Junior hockey team named Seattle Thunderbirds..not sure how easy they will give up.
The question is if the WHL team can survive with an NHL team in the market, too. Wouldn't be very surprised if the team relocated elsewhere in response to the NHL moving in, at which point they'd probably be willing to sell the name for a modest fee to help with the costs of relocation.

But just speculation on my part. They might very well have had conversations about sharing the name (NHL Thunderbirds and WHL Jr. Thunderbirds) or the WHL team reverting to its original name (Breakers) or just something entirely different altogether.

If Seattle does get a team though, I do hope they're able to use the Thunderbirds moniker. Fantastic name all around.

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