"Go For Broke" 442nd Japanese-American Regimental Combat Team
Just a reminder, here's all the names that OVG has domain registered:
- Seattle Cougars
- Seattle Eagles
- Seattle Emeralds
- Seattle Evergreens
- Seattle Firebirds
- Seattle Kraken
- Seattle Rainiers
- Seattle Renegades
- Seattle Sea Lions
- Seattle Seals
- Seattle Sockeyes
- Seattle Totems
- Seattle Whales
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (Dec. 4, 2018) – The National Hockey League announced today that it has granted an expansion franchise to Seattle. The League’s 32nd franchise, which will begin play in 2021-22, was approved in a unanimous vote by the NHL’s Board of Governors during a meeting today in Sea Island, Ga.
Ownership of the Seattle franchise will principally reside with David Bonderman. The franchise will play its home games at Seattle Center Arena, which is currently undergoing renovations.
The Seattle franchise will pay a $650-million expansion fee. That fee will be distributed in equal shares to 30 of the NHL’s presently existing clubs (all except Vegas, which entered the League with an expansion fee of $500 million in 2017-18).
“Today is an exciting and historic day for our League as we expand to one of North America’s most innovative, beautiful and fastest-growing cities,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We are delighted to add David Bonderman, Tod Leiweke and the entire NHL Seattle group to the National Hockey League family. And we are thrilled that Seattle, a city with a proud hockey history that includes being the home for the first American team ever to win the Stanley Cup, is finally joining the NHL.”
The Seattle franchise will begin play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in 2021-22. The Arizona Coyotes will move to the Western Conference’s Central Division that season. There will be no other changes to the NHL’s alignment.
Seattle will also get the same expansion draft rules that Las Vegas had.
The NHL Board of Governors will vote on whether or not to allow Seattle to build an expansion franchise to join the NHL by the 2020-21 or 2021-22 season.
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- The NHL Board of Governors is scheduled to vote on Seattle's expansion franchise application Tuesday.
The Board reconvenes Tuesday to vote on the Seattle expansion application. It's possible the League will be able to give a firm start date for the franchise if it is approved. The team could start as early as the 2020-21 season, but it's more likely it would begin in the 2021-22 season.
Tied to the expansion application vote is the division realignment that would be necessary to bring Seattle into the Pacific Division, which currently has eight teams. The Central Division has seven teams.
Realignment wouldn't go into effect until Seattle's first season.
"If we're going to do a realignment, it's only in the context of expansion," Commissioner Bettman said. "We're not envisioning anything broader than that."
Such a delicious game to savor.
When the Seahawks went up 13-0, I felt the game was over.
If the 49ers were any good, I'd take time and lurk on some SF sites to see them wallow in shame but it's not as fun because they are fully aware they are an awful team... and they get to face us again in two weeks.
Projecting Week 13
Seahawks win this game and go 7-5. Cowboys won so they are secured in the NFC East lead right now.
- Washington loses to the Eagles and end up at 6-6 (if Washington wins, the Seahawks would need the Viking to lose to get the #6 WC spot)
- Carolina beats TB to go up to 7-5
- Patriots beat the Viking at home so the Vikes go to 6-5-1 (If they win in NE, it would give the Seahawks the #6 WC seed instead of the #5 WC)
For the rest of the year, you're essentially only looking at the NFC East to make sure that only one ends up as a WC threat because Seattle only holds the tie-breaker over the Cowboys. If the Cowboys win the division then it removes the tie-breaker opportunity for the Seahawks and goes to conference record if their records are the same.
Because of the tie between GB and Minn, it really means that the Seahawks have to end the year a full game win ahead of them as there is no tie-breaker option. Their 10-5-1 would beat out the Seahawks 10-6 if that's how their record ends.
I don't understand the extra "haterade" being passed around for Sherman. He's not on the Seahawks so why does it feel like everyone is feeling especially spicy for a guy that plays on a 2-9 team?
He got cut because of his salary + his attitude and ended up signing a sub-par deal to play for a shitty team... isn't that punishment?
It's sad for the 49ers that it's more interesting to talk about Sherman than the actual match up of the Seahawks vs the 49ers. I'm looking forward to the game.
There's a reason why NFL teams didn't throw towards Richard Sherman's side. Is he prime-Sherman? No, but he's played well this year.
What Seattle will need to do is make Sherman play an extended field; he's great on go-routes and fades but the only WR we throw those to are David Moore. It will be interesting to see if they try to go underneath on Sherman as I feel he doesn't have the speed/acceleration.
I'm excited to see them play because they'll play twice in 3 weeks.