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4 hours ago, M4One said:

These are the 13 names the Oak View Group have registered:

 

Rainiers, Kraken, Evergreens, Seals, Emeralds, Sea Lions, Sockeyes, Whales, Eagles, Totems, Cougars, Firebirds, Renegades

 

A Seattle Times poll had Sockeyes on top, with a total of 164,144 votes casted.  Totems and Metros were next.

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/25440967/uni-watch-delivers-winning-entries-seattle-nhl-design-contest

 

 

I can even see them using a unique shade like the previous Seahawks set:

 

 

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Some might bring up the Canucks, but that logo has an orca in it. An orca is part of the dolphin family, and not an actual whale. They're not even comparable:

 

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Seattle could really take advantage of this, imo, and come up with a great uniform and logo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, daveindc said:

 

 

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Everyone is gonna call them the Seattle Gays and that inaugural season patch is gonna get turned into a dick.

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25 minutes ago, Kaz said:

Everyone is gonna call them the Seattle Gays and that inaugural season patch is gonna get turned into a dick.

 

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Low-hanging fruit? Yes. Appropriate? Also yes.

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52 minutes ago, Kaz said:

Everyone is gonna call them the Seattle Gays and that inaugural season patch is gonna get turned into a dick.

 

lmao. I wouldn't necessarily use the name Greys or go with those designs, but they just made me think of the name Whales when I saw them posted in that Uni Watch article. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, DG_Now said:

 

Blazers are red and black

Cougars are red and silver

49ers are red and gold

The Mariners don't really have rivals because they stink, but the Angels are red and red

 

Red is not a color for Seattle sports. I can't imagine it will stand.

 

I don’t think they are going to be red.

 

But, something that always annoys me: Half of WSU alumni are from western Washington. It drives me crazy when people imply Seattle is singularly devoted to UW. There’s also Seattle U which is literally black and red.

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6 minutes ago, TenaciousG said:

 

I don’t think they are going to be red.

 

But, something that always annoys me: Half of WSU alumni are from western Washington. It drives me crazy when people imply Seattle is singularly devoted to UW. There’s also Seattle U which is literally black and red.

 

You wouldn't start a purple team in Pullman and call in the Huskies, would you?

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2 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

You wouldn't start a purple team in Pullman and call in the Huskies, would you?

 

Pretty sure there's a 0.00000000001% an NHL team in Seattle will be called the Cougars. 

 

Comparing Seattle to Pullman is a stretch.

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1 minute ago, WSU151 said:

 

Pretty sure there's a 0.00000000001% an NHL team in Seattle will be called the Cougars. 

 

Comparing Seattle to Pullman is a stretch.

 

One of the proposed names is Cougars, and they've led with red and black. I'm just going by the info they've presented.

 

Obviously it's all conjecture, but it can be really easy. Seattle has a pretty solid blue/green/teal/navy aesthetic among its pro sports teams. Gold too if the Sonics ever return. Let's just go with those.

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I was set on a green base but after reading the write up on Icethetics and his feelings, red/black/turquoise to go with the native theme makes a lot of sense. Picture something like the Kelowna Rockets. I think a darker red with that would be good and help them stand out from the rest of the division, especially  Vancouver. 

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1 hour ago, Kaz said:

Everyone is gonna call them the Seattle Gays and that inaugural season patch is gonna get turned into a dick.

 

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Seattle's gotta do something unique, that can differentiate them from the green/white/blue Canucks from just a bit north.

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Seems like Bettman is against the team being named Metropolitans since they already have a division with that same name.  Good.  It's a terrible name. 

 

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Everything you need to know about Seattle's new NHL team

 

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Seattle's COO, Victor de Bonis, told the ESPN On Ice podcast this week, "It's like anything. If you put the time in, and you think through it properly, you listen to the fans of what they feel is important to them with their team, and you line those things up and do the right amount of work, you'll pick the right name. And it might not feel like the right name when it comes out, but as it evolves, and over time, and when the puck drops that first game ... we've failed if you're not excited about the entire situation with that team."

 

Well, that's encouraging.

 

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Maybe a justification for no Metros? (Hopefully)

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Seattle's COO, Victor de Bonis, told the ESPN On Ice podcast this week, "It's like anything. If you put the time in, and you think through it properly, you listen to the fans of what they feel is important to them with their team, and you line those things up and do the right amount of work, you'll pick the right name. And it might not feel like the right name when it comes out, but as it evolves, and over time, and when the puck drops that first game ... we've failed if you're not excited about the entire situation with that team." 

 

I believe Minnesota Wild fans are still waiting for that evolution for the team name to make sense.

 

And, my two cents ... give me the Seattle Sockeyes. It works and sounds very hockey-ish.

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Seattle Sockeyes?  I mean I get it, it's a regional fish, but that brand feels minor league.

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