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Rumor: NHL may be destined to relocate Phoenix Coyotes to Seattle, and why it’s a brilliant move

Published on February 7, 2012 by   ·   1 Comment

Seattle has been home to the Western Hockey League’s Thunderbirds since 1985.

The hockey faithful have had the opportunity to see the development of top talent, such as Patrick Marleau, Tim Hunter and Chris Osgood.

With the rumors out that the Phoenix Coyotes could relocate to Seattle, there’s a very good chance for professional hockey to be revived in a viable market.

It was only a matter of time Seattle deserves to get a chance to see those players make the transition from development to professional players.

Seattle, actually, has a very, very rich history of hockey. In fact, Seattle is the home to the first American Stanley Cup-winning team: the Metropolitans. It was 1917 when they defeated the Canadiens in the Pacific Coast Hockey Leauge.

The Metros would continue to play in the league until 1924.

Since then, Seattle was host to a string of semi-professional teams including other junior hockey clubs. If anything, an NHL and WHL team under one city will help compliment one another.

And, of course, there’s no objection to have a natural rival for the Vancouver Canucks.

 

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  1. Rick says:

    Yeah, unless you live in Phoenix and are a hard core coyote fan!!!!

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