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Disrespected by NBA, Seattle should court NHL
The NBA won't be returning to Seattle any time soon, but the city can fill the void left by the Sonics by putting its energy into acquiring an NHL franchise.
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  • biggdaddy55 wrote...
    Please!!
    I doubt it will happen, but I would love to have NHL hockey here.
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  • Realitycheck wrote...
    Me too!
    Would be awesome. Hockey is the best team sport there is. Nothing matches it.
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  • Stinkpots wrote...
    A resounding YES!
    While I would love to have an NBA team back, an NHL team would be a very good consolation prize. Who knows it might even turn out to be better. (I have never really followed the NHL, but watching Silvertips has been fun.)
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  • Newton wrote...
    Go to Everett they have an Arena there.
    Lazy idiots watch Hockey in Everett. Christ I do not want another arena Scam Do you understand Sports Idiots.
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  • Eta Huinya wrote...
    Newton
    Dufus, the Everett team is NOT an NHL team. Is that hard for your minuscule cerebellum to comprehend? It's obvious you hate all things stadium. So what? It's obvious from your countless tirades that you either are too stupid or narrow minded to grasp the truth about how the Hansen group stadium funding differed the 100% public bought stadium Bennett demanded in the past and Sacramento is in the middle of being extorted for. Dude, I get it, I am against giving away millions of tax dollars to build a stadium where the average person never gets to benefit from those taxes. A loan is not giving away money Newton, is it? No, because you are expected to pay back that loan with and accepted interest. City LOANS stadium authority $200 million, which it guarantees to pay back in expressly written terms. Where did city get money to loan stadium authority? It sold bonds to private investors; it did NOT take it from any current taxes. City creates NEW stadium tax to collect the loan money, so only people who attend stadium functions will be subject to said tax. Get it yet? No? I figured you wouldn't...
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  • sfk360 wrote...
    Newton
    The fact that you throw out the term "idiot" when the majority of your posts have the comprehension level of a 5 year old is actually astounding.
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  • Hawkman wrote...
    Funny stuff..
    Newton is the clown of post. Love the read his totally Butt head remarks. Go Newt
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  • Stinkpots wrote...
    ...thanks Newton.
    I appreciate the name calling, and just for your information I do watch hockey in Everett. If you were paying any attention to my post, instead of thinking about names to call me you would have noticed my comment about the Silvertips.
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  • Eta Huinya wrote...
    The truth of the matter
    I personally, and I know I am not alone in this, would much rather spend my money watching a live hockey game than spending my paycheck to sit in the nosebleed section of an NBA game. The NBA is a dying dinosaur that is basically trying to survive through public and television extortion. They have a few stars they market while the rest are just, well... I don't know, unimportant? The NFL has dozens of stars, so does the MLB and the NHL. The NBA has Kobe, Lebron, Durant, and a bunch of aging has beens and underdeveloped support players.
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  • MellowClay wrote...
    A Bunch of Under-Developed players???
    Look at the the MLB... um lets say the Mariners. That is def a roster filled with underdevelopment. The NFL might be the best sport with all-around talent. I admit, I don't know any NHL players but Crosby. From the looks of it u don't know many NBA players. What about Carmelo, Wade, Kevin Love, D-Will, D-Rose, Howard, CP3, etc. The NBA has plenty of talent. And Championships can be won with 3 Superstars. Just look at the Mavericks of 2011.
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  • MellowClay wrote...
    *without
    "Without 3 Superstars"
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  • Finn wrote...
    curious
    Whats a D-Will, a D-Rose, CP3? The rest are names I understand. Regardless, why not Hockey if Basketball won't come back? The arena deal is too good to pass up for the City. Look at KC, they built an arena and no one came but, they make so much money on other events they don't have room for a pro team anymore.
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  • Oly80 wrote...
    Eta...
    completely agree.

    nba is a dying league. attendance at games is SUPER low and people are watching less and less on tv.

    i can't name many actual nba "stars," and of those "stars" VERY few are actually role models. most are felons, thugs, or just bad people who get put on pedistals.

    the NHL is totally the right way to go for Seattle. LOOK at how the Sounders have THRIVED! soccer is HUGE in the pac-northwest! hockey would just be natural.

    pro basketball has done us wrong, TWICE, time to move on.

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  • EnglishRacer wrote...
    bass'it bau
    A game enjoyed by many mid-western towns during the winter season when it's too cold to get outdoors and work on the farm. Here in the northwest we are more of an outdoor people. We play outdoors for the entire year. No indoor games come close to a day of skiing, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, scuba, fishing, sailing, climbing, cycling... Send NBA back to the mid west where they think that observing a contest between others is a sport.
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  • clevesside wrote...
    There is never enough pro hockey....
    ....in a town that really has none. Would love a rivalry with the Canucks (hear me God?!) Bring it on, bring it soon!!
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  • mogulboy wrote...
    Hockey will thrive here..
    With one of the biggest Adult Hockey Leagues in the US and a great hockey demographic, Hockey would be huge here!!!
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  • Oly80 wrote...
    agreed.
    whole-heartedly.
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  • EmeraldAndroid wrote...
    Fully agree!
    While I've never been a hockey or NHL fan, I would welcome and embrace it with open arms. I'm sure my fellow Seattlites would as well. After all, I never thought I would be a soccer fan but after the World Cup of '06 and '10 and the Sounders, I'm all-in. Go M's. Go Hawks. Go Sounders. And Go ! Get it done!
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  • Oly80 wrote...
    RIGHT!?
    after the Sounders took hold and everyone got on board they're electric!

    my BET is that hockey would take practically NO time to become a fan favorite!

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  • rutherford wrote...
    NHL would be great in Seattle
    NHL in Seattle to me sounds much more respectable than NBA in Seattle. I've heard it said that NHL players tend to be better citizens than NBA players. Forgive me I was once a Sonic fan of the 70's when the NBA was a different league than it is today. I never got over the Sonics winning the championship in 1979 and never regained the admiration for the NBA I had back then. There are a lot of us out there who could care less about the NBA ..in fact a great deal more of us than Sonic fans and that's good news for the NHL. I think the NHL could go over big in Seattle. You could have a rivalry with Vancouver that would could equal or even exceed the Sonics-Trailblazers. Looking at a non mainstream American sport (compared to the NFL ,MLB, and NFL) soccer has been a huge success here and as a mainstream sport NHL would be well accepted. When the time comes with an NBA that hopefully has cleaned up it's act I could see myself welcoming back the league to the city. But for now bring on the NHL.
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  • clevesside wrote...
    Another fan consideration for hockey....
    ...you cant throw dead fish, tho play may warrant it, on a half-court like you can on the rink. O the joy!
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  • Super Fan wrote...
    CH
    What you NHL fans forget is no NBA no NHL. When it comes to CH that is the deal.
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