New York's Greatest

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  1. Ooh a possible return of Ottawa and Buffalo the latter I’ve been hoping for awhile
  2. Love Long Island’s throwbacks! Also love it being used in the holiday classic!
  3. All caught up, that conference final hurt...a lot. I’m in love with KC’s alt it works so seemlessly.
  4. Isaac Hart seriously reminds of Sean Avery...just with out the comments about other players’ wives
  5. Love seeing the Concordes in the playoffs *looks at opponent* Oh for crying out loud! ...well at least it’s a series between one of the best (or better to say the least) rivalries in the league. Was out of the loop for a little bit but all caught up now. Anyways, Part of me would love to see the Sound stay in NOLA, the idea of a team facsinates me. But the rest of me prays they are put out of their misery quickly and relocate so there isn’t a Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes situation of OTL. Love the Houston idea, however I have a horrible feeling of Bettman’s Manifest Destiny being a thing in this timeline as well. One last note that I just thought about after looking at the Civics again. The current iteration of the logo and uniforms for them reminds of the New York Mets adding black into their color scheme in 1998 up until 2012/2013 (2013 was when the last bit of black was retired by the Mets) sprinkled with the Islanders black jerseys for good measure on top.
  6. Name suggestions: Portland Axemen/Axe: PDX loves lumberjacks but that's already a thing in the league. Axe works because 90's Portland Wild/Wilderness: Both 90s name styles, matches the love of nature and the lumberjack culture. Cascadia Wilderness: same reason as above but knowing Portland they'd want to stress their regional loyalty much to the chagrin of Seattle. Cascadia Whalers/Whale/Spearmen: Whilst this works for Seattle more in general thought but as a whole the region is known for it. Cascadia Bears: more nature slight GHL reference. Cascadia/PDX/Portland Revolution: This is is a reference to the social revolution and counter-culture that Portland is known and continues to be known for. However it is reference to the "revolution" (as in change and formation of new ideals/change of status quo; more specifically the social and political revolution that is stressed by independence supporters) that will lead to an Independent Cascadia. For location Cascadia for reasons stated just before, for PDX using the initials is feels very trendy for the 1990s and we all know how trendy Portland is. Cascadia/PDX Blue Greens: Reference to the Cascadia flag colors. Show of Cascadian nationalism/regionalism. Atlanta: Atlanta/Georgia Heat/Suns: Georgia as a whole is hot but in sports it Red hot with recent success (pun intended). Furthermore it is a slight reference to Sherman's march to the sea and the burning of Atlanta. Atlanta/Georgia Rebels: Obvious obligatory Civil War reference is obvious not my favorite option though. Atlanta/Georgia Thunderbirds: Whilst the Thrasher is the state bird this is a name that everyone can get on board with. Plus the Thrasher can be the mascot! Georgia/Atlanta Battalion/Armor/ Tanks/Grenadiers: Another Sherman reference but this time the tank it satisfies both Atlanta's obsession with General Sherman and moves away from technical direct civil war reference. Furthermore the name can help spark a rivalry with the Washington Generals. Lastly Georgia is Rich with military history. *Bolded and italicized names and locations are my favorites.
  7. Derek Carpeta: Italian-American Buisnessman who is CEO of a local chain Restaurant from the Bronx. He is a proud Civics fan since birth (he's 35). Has been a season ticket holder for 10 years and has a new restaurant in the stadium. He's a man who is eager to voice his opinion on where the league should go. Pick 1: Atlanta: it makes a lot of sense for there is a strong love of sports and whilst the team may have to be competitive right out the gate, it could truly win over the city and gain a cult following. Pick 2: Memphis: Memphis is a risk but compared to Phoenix and Tampa it's safer than those two. Whilst yes there is no suitable arena at the moment if chosen they could easily secure one. Also being the areas first professional team it can lead to strong loyal fan base. Tertiary Pick in case Memphis cannot secure an arena: Portland, its a very safe choice already has some hockey culture to being in the Pacific Northwest around Seattle and Vancouver whilst being significantly outside of the exclusive marketing zones of both cities. *Bolded cities my choices, bolded, italicized, and underlined ones are my in case of lack of stadium choices.
  8. Nice to see Strong Island out of the basement... it doesn't seem very all but miracles can happen.
  9. Love the Redshirts' centennial logo. It certainly matches the identity of the team in simplicity and pairs nicely with pretty much every single logo in the Redshirts existence.
  10. Oh God no... also the name doesn't fit because it's a reference to the incredible aviation history. If they were to move (I hope not) to Jersey names could be the Monsters (more or less reference to the Jersey Devil), Newark Freight/ NJ Sailors (reference to the port of Newark) Names work for expansion team as well
  11. Well it's that time again with more expansion comes more rumors. Here's what we're hearing so far: Rumor 1: With the last minute inclusion of Tampa it's lead to many speculating that they are the front runner in the East in the eyes of Commissioner Byrd. It is however unknown if he will take executive action in granting the franchise to Tampa like his predecessor did with Concordes organization. Rumor 2: The Western front runners appear at this time to be Portland and Phoenix. For Phoenix it is most likely due to the recent trend of expansion and relocation to the Southern United States i.e. Dallas (version 2: Electric Boogaloo), New Orleans, Carolina, Miami, etc. As for Portland, there status as front runner comes from more of the fans and owners of select teams as well as a few players and not from indications by the league itself. We are hearing that the reason for Portland's popularity among many is that it's considered with Baltimore to be the only traditional hockey market and makes more logical sense that expanding to non-traditional markets (NTMs for short) such as Phoenix. Rumor 3: Apparently an attorney from Montana is questioning the "legality" of the Baltimore bid due to the city being within the 50 mile exclusive market zone. However, many point out the Concordes as an exception to this. This has led to the debate between those who believe if there's an exception for one then there should be an exception for all and those who say no more exceptions from here on out. So mermers from the failed Newark bid is that they may try to challenge this but it very unlikely for they still lack a suitable arena for a team. Rumor 4: There have been some scattered reports from shall I say less than reputable sources and one mostly trust worthy source that Mexico City attempted to place a bid. However the main reasons they fell short were a lack of funds for any possible expansion fee, and no arena whatsoever within the city. Of the rumors presented it is in the opinion of this writer that most of this "attempted" bid is just a hoax with possible mistranslations of Spanish sprinkled in. Our mostly reliable source has said there was a brief discussion amongst city officials and that's about it. REMEBER PEOPLE THESE ARE RUMORS AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS 100% FACT.
  12. Off by a game. At least the 90's have been mostly kind to New York State, wish it was Long Island getting another Cup in the decade but at least the 2000's should be good for Strong Island... I hope... Also I feel like for the Civics to win it they always have to go through some sort of devastating or tragic deus ex machina such as Skippy Cleveland's death and the injury of Jason Wyley that pulls the team together and allows them to win it all...granted that's what usually happens in sports with varying degrees of success
  13. This is a statement I've said all too much just without twisters being the team