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10-11-2003, 06:50 AM
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ECHL Victoria "Salmon Kings"

Well, the team has finally been named:

VICTORIA, B.C. –Victoria announced on Friday that the team’s nickname would be Salmon Kings. Scheduled to begin play in 2004-05 at the 7,300-seat Victoria Arena, the Salmon Kings are the newest member of the ECHL and the first ECHL team outside of the United States.

In just 12 days, the team received more than 2,000 entries in its “Name The Team” contest.

“This name says Vancouver Island,” said Graham Lee, “It will be distinctive in the ECHL and when other cities’ fans see our team name on their schedules, they’ll know that Victoria is in town.”

Salmon Kings links the team to the distinctive British heritage of Victoria while also referring to one of the great resources of Vancouver Island, renowned for sport fishing and tourism.

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With over 2,000 responses for naming the team, this shows that people do actually care, regardless of what some of you say.

Personally, I think the logo is horrible - they could've done a much better job.

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10-11-2003, 06:57 AM
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The name is fine but that has to be the biggest piece of crap logo ive ever seen. Seriously, did they have a kindergarten class draw that for them?

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The name is fine but that has to be the biggest piece of crap logo ive ever seen. Seriously, did they have a kindergarten class draw that for them?
I was seriously thinking the exact same thing!

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The name is fine but that has to be the biggest piece of crap logo ive ever seen. Seriously, did they have a kindergarten class draw that for them?
hahaha.

Picture that logo on the LA Kings purple & gold 80's unis.

And the name is pretty bad too. What exactly is a 'salmon king'?

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The name is fine but that has to be the biggest piece of crap logo ive ever seen. Seriously, did they have a kindergarten class draw that for them?
I quite like actuly but what type league is that in because here in Nanaimo we have the Clippers which are Jr A so is Victoria Jr A?

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10-11-2003, 08:27 AM
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Picture that logo on the LA Kings purple & gold 80's unis.


Question: is this a new arena? Or is it the same rickety old barn downtown?

I haven't lived in Victoria since 1999 so I'm a bit out of date... but holy crap, if it's the same arena, they shouldn't hold professional hockey there. It's about one body-check away from collapsing.

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Question: is this a new arena? Or is it the same rickety old barn downtown?

I haven't lived in Victoria since 1999 so I'm a bit out of date... but holy crap, if it's the same arena, they shouldn't hold professional hockey there. It's about one body-check away from collapsing.
Its a brand new 7,200 seat arena.

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Its a brand new 7,200 seat arena.
Cool. I didn't think they'd *ever* get one built. Where's it located?

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Cool. I didn't think they'd *ever* get one built. Where's it located?
1925 Blanshard.

Exactly where Memorial Arena was. They tore it down and are building on the same site now.

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The Salmon Kings?!



Wow. What a joke.


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Seriously.....Times New Roman???????

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I quite like actuly but what type league is that in because here in Nanaimo we have the Clippers which are Jr A so is Victoria Jr A?
Victoria Salsa are junior A....

ECHL is professional hockey. Its the level below the AHL. Every NHL team has a few prospects playing in the ECHL with their affiliate.

 
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The name is fine but that has to be the biggest piece of crap logo ive ever seen. Seriously, did they have a kindergarten class draw that for them?
It looks like an advertisement for canned tuna to me.

Not the best logo around but not the worst either.

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Cool. I didn't think they'd *ever* get one built. Where's it located?
Check out this site; it's got lots of details about the new arena as well as some nice pics. It sure does sound impressive. A nice addition to the city.

http://www.victoriaarena.com/suitesclubseats.html

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What a God-awful logo. Keep in mind, though, it's pretty difficult to make a salmon look intimidating.

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Am I the only one that likes it?

It's so ugly, it's good.

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Am I the only one that likes it?

It's so ugly, it's good.
Unfortunately I cannot agree. It's sooo ugly it sucks!

It's going to be great to have a local team in a decent arnea to watch. When they were taking down the old arena, a huge chuck of it just collapsed, and it was just lucky that it fell inwards and not out... onto Blanchard St. squishing passing motorists. I remember not being suprised.

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What the new team in Victoria needs to do is convince Brian Burke to move his ECHL affiliation from Columbia where it is now to Victoria. Last year there were a number of players belonging to the Canucks who played in Columbia.

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What the new team in Victoria needs to do is convince Brian Burke to move his ECHL affiliation from Columbia where it is now to Victoria. Last year there were a number of players belonging to the Canucks who played in Columbia.
I would expect the canucks to make a push for that as soon as the canucks' current contract with columbia expires. I agree, it would be very cool.

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I would expect the canucks to make a push for that as soon as the canucks' current contract with columbia expires. I agree, it would be very cool.
Yes. That would be a very good idea imo.

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What the new team in Victoria needs to do is convince Brian Burke to move his ECHL affiliation from Columbia where it is now to Victoria. Last year there were a number of players belonging to the Canucks who played in Columbia.
Five, actually:

Justin Morrison
Darrell Hay
Regan Darby
Tim Smith
Denis Martynyuk

This year, there's only three:

Jesse Schultz
Tim Smith
Rob McVicar

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I'm seriously gonna make the trip to Victoria around Christmas to buy one of those ugly mofos...It looks kind of like some strange pimp salmon. Whoever designed that either was really high or was wearing a sweater with a cat on it...

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I for one am really pissed about this logo, the name, the colors, like wtf? I've lived here all my life, and have been waiting for some good hockey for a long time...we didnt get the whl unfortunatly, but whatever...this may be a good league to follow..But the name....being from victoria its just plain embarrasing. Like what do you chant? lets go salmon kings! go salmon go? lol...i dont know, it just sounds too silly to me..

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I for one am really pissed about this logo, the name, the colors, like wtf? I've lived here all my life, and have been waiting for some good hockey for a long time...we didnt get the whl unfortunatly, but whatever...this may be a good league to follow..But the name....being from victoria its just plain embarrasing. Like what do you chant? lets go salmon kings! go salmon go? lol...i dont know, it just sounds too silly to me..
Go Kings Go!

but seriously.....FUGLY!

maybe they'll tweak it a bit? or it'll look half decent on the jerseys?

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Sure is hard to make a salmon look intimidating, but yes that is one of the worst logos ever! Either just have the crown for the king or just the salmon by itself. Yikes.

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