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Not from Seattle, but I'm happy for them. They deserve a new franchise from a major sports league. I'm from Vegas, so it's good to see a new expansion team in that regard too. :)


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A lot of expansion teams added recently. Winnipeg, Vegas and now Seattle, but at least the number is now nice and even at 32. My rooting changes yearly depending on which Finn I hope to get the ring, and right now it's Predators for Rinne. There's no other teams nearby Seattle, so that's good. Vancouver on Canadian side of the border, but other than that, Seattle is a welcome addition I think.

 

EDIT: Cross off Winnipeg. Wasn't an expansion team.. my memory.. old age and all that crap... forgot to take my meds.


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Not from anywhere near Seattle, but a 32nd team will balance out the divisions and satisfy my OCD :cool:

 

It will be interesting to see if Seattle can duplicate the success Vegas had during their first year in the league.

 

That repeat level of excitement that Vegas brought would certainly be welcome, however, Seattle will have a slight disadvantage as compared to Vegas in that Vegas was approved in 2016 and began play the following year.  There will be a 3-year gap between Seattle's approval and the expansion draft, so other teams will have time to get a bit more prepared with their contract situations than they were when Vegas joined.  Well, except Edmonton because Chiarelli has no idea what he's doing.  :)


*BISCUIT - SEASON 16 - TARNISHED SILVER BISCUIT PLATE CHAMPION*

 

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Ain't that the damn truth!

 

I shouldn't bash him - because the moves he made early on as GM in Boston had a big impact on the Bruins winning the Cup in 2011 (the only Boston Cup I've been alive to witness).  I'm extremely grateful for that.  But most of his moves after the 2011 season were baffling - and when he left Boston and took the job in Edmonton, with a gift wrapped Connor McDavid at his feet, he was put in a great situation which he still somehow managed to F up.  It is still mind boggling to me how Edmonton fails to have any success with all the high 1st round draft picks they have had over the past 10 seasons.  I figured at some point they would start having the same success the Pens had when they drafted Malkin and Crosby.


*BISCUIT - SEASON 16 - TARNISHED SILVER BISCUIT PLATE CHAMPION*

 

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I shouldn't bash him - because the moves he made early on as GM in Boston had a big impact on the Bruins winning the Cup in 2011 (the only Boston Cup I've been alive to witness).  I'm extremely grateful for that.  But most of his moves after the 2011 season were baffling - and when he left Boston and took the job in Edmonton, with a gift wrapped Connor McDavid at his feet, he was put in a great situation which he still somehow managed to F up.  It is still mind boggling to me how Edmonton fails to have any success with all the high 1st round draft picks they have had over the past 10 seasons.  I figured at some point they would start having the same success the Pens had when they drafted Malkin and Crosby.

 

They sure do have talent, but don't seem to have a clue what to do with all of it. As a Finn, I'm just hoping they trade Jesse Puljujärvi somewhere he can have a true chance to show what he got.


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I wish I was a regular visitor to the forums, just saw this earlier. I don't live in Seattle but just North of the city since early November 2017 and I can say yes people were excited to get a NHL franchise here. Though most people here are still upset that the Sonics left and moved to Oklahoma City, I think they would much prefer to have a NBA team again.


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