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Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part V

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09-27-2012, 05:38 PM
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The only reason why i am a colorado fan was cause we didn't have a team and they were the first team i saw that won the Stanley cup since i started picking up the interested in the sport.

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I follow Detroit because when I was getting interested in the NHL, they were always on the tv. Also some of my friends were huge wing fans, so I kind of piggybacked on that

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I don't see what's wrong with discussing what the NHL team name could be.
I didn't say anything was wrong with it at all. I just found it humorous that there was a spirited debate on "They can't be called THIS, they can't be called THAT" and there's no "they" yet.

I got bored waiting for an appointment and spent 40 minutes on this. Didn't have a team name idea. But it's a cool secondary logo/shoulder patch idea:


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I didn't say anything was wrong with it at all. I just found it humorous that there was a spirited debate on "They can't be called THIS, they can't be called THAT" and there's no "they" yet.

I got bored waiting for an appointment and spent 40 minutes on this. Didn't have a team name idea. But it's a cool secondary logo/shoulder patch idea:

That's awesome.

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I chose the Senators as my team just because of their jerseys. Ive been a pretty big fan for about 12 years now. Good thing about that is they are an eastern conference team, so I can cheer for them and a Seattle team.

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I am covering this topic in a multi-post series for the Hockey Writers.

Here is Part I - the history of hockey in Seattle and the potential market:

http://thehockeywriters.com/business...ed-in-seattle/

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Assuming Seattle gets an NBA team at some point in the next few years Ė would they be able to support a team from each of the four major sports organizations? The NFLís Seattle Seahawks are one of the hottest tickets in pro sports, while the Seattle Mariners have seen their on-field struggles reflected in sagging attendance numbers.

The current metro-area population of Seattle is about 3.5 million. A Seattle real estate analyst attempted to see if the market would be able to support two more teams. For his analysis, he included the Seattle Storm of the WNBA and the Seattle Sounders of the MLS as professional sports teams.
And Part II - the financial risks associated:

http://thehockeywriters.com/business...nancial-risks/

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Chris Hansenís arena has an associated price tag of $490 million. Up to $200 million of that will come from the public (with Hansenís ArenaCo contributing the other $290 million), but Hansen has personally guaranteed to cover the cityís debt if the arenaís finances donít work out. This guarantee isnít the kind of guarantee you make to pay a friend back Ė Hansen is on the hook for the cityís financial commitment if arena revenues donít cover them. This move by Hansen isnít just rare Ė it is almost unheard of.

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That's awesome.
I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but that logo reminds me of a dollar sign.

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I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but that logo reminds me of a dollar sign.
Wait til you see the relocation fee!

Also, they'd need to build a second space needle for that!

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I didn't say anything was wrong with it at all. I just found it humorous that there was a spirited debate on "They can't be called THIS, they can't be called THAT" and there's no "they" yet.

I got bored waiting for an appointment and spent 40 minutes on this. Didn't have a team name idea. But it's a cool secondary logo/shoulder patch idea:

"Keep your day gig."...Dr.John

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There's lots of room for creativity with a Seattle name and logo, but I'd prefer they kept it simple. Go with a nautical-themed name, make the logo an anchor, and call it a day

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Any chance the University of Washington would look into a Div1 hockey program with a new arena?

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Any chance the University of Washington would look into a Div1 hockey program with a new arena?
they already have hockey.

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they already have hockey.
Yes, but not in a D-I conference like the poster asked (WCHA, etc.). The UW's program AFAIK is considered a "club" program, meaning it gets no financial support from the school. That said, I'm a little surprised that college hockey hasn't gotten a much larger foothold out here in the West, especially down in California.

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they already have hockey.
It's club hockey, not NCAA D1 hockey.

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It's club hockey, not NCAA D1 hockey.
ah club hockey never mind. I doubt it. Unless the rest of conference does.

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Any chance the University of Washington would look into a Div1 hockey program with a new arena?
To directly answer your question, though, the answer is I doubt it. First off, unless other Pac-12 schools decided they wanted to do something, they would have to seek membership in the WCHA, and then they'd have to add a companion women's program to comply with Title IX. I'm not too sure Woodward and Co. (UW AD Scott Woodward and his associate AD's) would be interested in adding another pair of "non-revenue" sports (which these would be at the UW unlike at places such as North Dakota or Minnesota for example) that would have to feed off of football and men's basketball in order to survive, especially with them having to pay off the Husky Stadium bill still.

It's a good question, though, that you asked, cutchemist42, and thanks for asking.

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... ya, looks like the logo was designed by Dr. Seuss. Like something The Cat in The Hat would wear. Go with Totems already.


Reminds me of the Sneetches' fashion sense.



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There's lots of room for creativity with a Seattle name and logo, but I'd prefer they kept it simple. Go with a nautical-themed name, make the logo an anchor, and call it a day
Meh.

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Any chance the University of Washington would look into a Div1 hockey program with a new arena?
No I don't think so.

1) No Div1 schools that play hockey near us, so travel/scheduling would be a nitemare as well as costly

2) Title 9 means they would I believe have to add another female sport as well, which means another sport that would not be able to pay for itself (Cost the university $$$$$).

Not going to happen honestly.

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Meh.
Agreed.

Nautical themes have been played to death in Seattle. The Sounders, Mariners, and Sea Hawks all have nautical elements in their brand. An anchor logo is too boring for the NHL anyway.

Anything featuring the Space Needle or a city scape is also redundant. How many sports teams in Seattle must share the same logo?

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Agreed.

Nautical themes have been played to death in Seattle. The Sounders, Mariners, and Sea Hawks all have nautical elements in their brand. An anchor logo is too boring for the NHL anyway.

Anything featuring the Space Needle or a city scape is also redundant. How many sports teams in Seattle must share the same logo?
It could be prophetic......

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It could be prophetic......
Not sure what you're referencing... do you mean Seattle could finally anchor a team, the Coyotes are finally anchored in a good market, the NHL becomes the anchor tenant at Sonics arena.. Seattle is a boat anchor in the NHL... Am I missing something more obvious?

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Not sure what you're referencing... do you mean Seattle could finally anchor a team, the Coyotes are finally anchored in a good market, the NHL becomes the anchor tenant at Sonics arena.. Seattle is a boat anchor in the NHL... Am I missing something more obvious?
He's referring to the anchor logo.

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Not sure what you're referencing... do you mean Seattle could finally anchor a team, the Coyotes are finally anchored in a good market, the NHL becomes the anchor tenant at Sonics arena.. Seattle is a boat anchor in the NHL... Am I missing something more obvious?
If by some small chance the crowds were small, I'm sure the media would have a heyday with the anchor logo.

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If the Islanders moved to Seattle they got a uniform template almost done.

Finish it off and you got:



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