mtcantwe

NHL EXPANSION- Seattle, Portland, Houston

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mtcantwe    5

With the NHL expanding to Las Vegas, it seems like it's only a matter of time until they add a 32nd team.  It also seems that the popular expansion mode in NBA 2k17 will be added to NHL 18, with the ability to create and manage your own expansion franchise.  This is enjoyable as is making up a team design in general.  So I'll post a couple of cities, but to start here are three teams.  

 

 

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mtcantwe    5

SEATTLE METROPOLITANS

The font for the names and the franchise is the same as the famous public market that everyone goes to in Seattle.  The logo is the famous Space Needle, Mt. Rainier is behind it, on the top of a puck.  With the skyline of the city going around the side edge.  I figured since they are Metropolitans, the cities metropolis must be embraced in the logo. 

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PORTLAND LUMBERJACKS

Portland seems like a logical backup plan for the NHL.  It would create another team in the Northwest that would hopefully become rivals with the Canucks.  They could put the team in the same arena as the Trail Blazers.  On top of that, the city has shown they are consistent when it comes to embracing franchises and becoming very passionate.  The logical choice seemed to be the Lumberjacks, celebrating the history of the timber industry, in a similar fashion to the Portland Timber of the MLS.  

 

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HOUSTON WRANGLERS

Houston apparently has come up a lot in possible cities for the NHL, and the arena the Rockets play in is hockey ready.  I figured since this was the 4th team in the city, that I should try and follow a theme.  Two of the teams are space related, the third is more farming related, embracing the rich cattle and farming history of the state.  I decided the fourth team should choose that history as well, to put it in the same field as the Texans.  This team would be the Houston Wranglers.  Black, Orange, and an off white seemed perfect for the team.  The text is the old Western style font.  But nothing on the shoulders here, the only ting that would make sense would be something Texas related.  But all the models I tried looked too much like the Dallas Stars, the hopeful eventual rival of this team.  

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mtcantwe    5

@seancarter I saw that was a popular minor league team and popular choice around there.  So I completely understand why you would say that.   But I felt like going this route.  I do think if it was going to happen.  I'd recommend Wranglers and Aeros going in a fan poll and see what the fans want.  For design and when I do NHL, I felt like doing something different.  

 

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