The NHL Board of governors voted for the extension of the championship one club, who will be based in Seattle.
It was expected that the new team, which still has no title, starts with the season 2020, the year, but in the NHL want to make sure that the arena in Seattle will be completed in full and on time. The debut of rookie NHL season scheduled for 2021/22.
Congratulations, @NHLSeattle_! 👏🏼
The NHL”s 32nd franchise will begin play in the 2021-22 season!!! pic.twitter.com/bekbMiwZos
— NHL (@NHL) December 4, 2018
Seattle will become the 32nd club in the NHL. The expansion of the League will affect the composition of the divisions of the Arizona coyotes will replace the Pacific division, the Central. Club of Seattle will be in the Pacific division.
In the words of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Seattle paid $ 650 million for a place in the League.
One of the owners of the club will be a famous American television and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
The owners rookie the NHL has invested $ 800 million in the reconstruction of the “Key Arena”. Previously, arena was the home of the NBA Seattle Supersonics, who in 2008 moved and became the Oklahoma city thunder.
It is also expected that the NBA will soon take the opportunity to expand the League, returning a basketball team to Seattle.
The team will be called Seattle, but the nickname has not yet been invented. Probably, as in the case with the advent of club Vegas Golden knights (finalist of the Cup Stanley-2018), which debuted in the NHL last season, all the attributes of the club will get somewhere around 9-12 months before the start of the 2021/22 season.
As for the name, the fans took part in the local vote and chose the nickname “Sockeyes” is a type of fish. Among other “marine” options “Kraken” and “Steelheads” (a type of salmon). In addition, there are variants of “Totems” and “Emeralds” (the emeralds).
The club has promised to listen to the fans and will consider these options.
As for the logo, then obviously, it will be developed once will be known nickname.
The main color of the club will probably turn green. It is from this among the names of “Emeralds” and the nautical theme at all. Green is the color of the city of Seattle and its use of other professional teams – for example, the club MLS “Seattle sounders”, the club NFL “Seattle Seahawks” club MLB “Seattle-the Mariner’s”.
All of them in their use green colors or shades. It is not excluded that the representative of the NHL still wants to stand out in this regard.
Seattle will take part in the expansion draft, as it did with the Vegas in the summer of 2017. A beginner will choose 1 player from each NHL team except Vegas.
Each club will be able to “protect” 11 players on your roster from moving to Seattle. Procudere will be held in the summer of 2021.
Given the long time until the debut of the team, the coaching staff and General Manager to speak still early.
We will remind that in last season in the NHL already there’s a new Vegas Golden knights, which in the debut season managed to reach the Stanley Cup finals.
Record from Patrick Laine
The NHL (National hockey League) have passed the next matches of the regular season. The highest scoring took place in St. Louis, where the local “bluesmen” lost to the Winnipeg jets with a score of 4:8.
Without any doubt the hero of the match was the Finnish forward Winnipeg Patrick Laine, who scored five goals!
This NHL was the first time since 2011, the year when Sweden’s Johan Franzen scored Penta-trick in the game for the Detroit Red wings.
Congratulation to Patrick Laine for scoring 5 goals in a game. First to accomplish this feat since Johann Franzen in 2011. #NHL #livepd #livepdnation #hockeyrules pic.twitter.com/3llBz9wuni
— Abrams’ Army (@AbramsArmy) November 25, 2018
The native of Tampere was able to accomplish several achievements. 20-year-old Finn caught up with the Russian Alexei Kovalev on the number of hat-tricks for the month – Line game with St. Louis began November the third, in which he was able to score at least three goals. Kovalev took a bar in February 2001 year, playing for the Pittsburgh penguins.
Patrick also repeated the record of the legendary canadian Wayne Gretzky, becoming just the third player in League history who managed to make Penta-trick at the age of 21. In addition to Gretzky, who played for the Edmonton oilers, it also turned out don Murdoch, defended the colors of the new York Rangers. By the way, Laine became only the third player from the season 1997/98, who in principle were able to score five goals per game in the NHL.
This is not a joke. @PatrikLaine29 has FIVE FREAKIN’ GOALS. pic.twitter.com/7XMKpt0xQ5
— NHL (@NHL) November 25, 2018
Laine by the way not only have improved the statistics and reputation, and also helped the hockey fan to win a million dollars.
Patrik Laine”s five goals have won this man $1 million in the Safeway/Sobeys Score and Win contest, according to https://t.co/DbthsWzS1R. He’ll get $50,000 per year for 20 years. pic.twitter.com/fQdMo61rjn
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) November 25, 2018
Patrick Laine won this guy a million dollars because the Blues are hot garbage. I can’t make this stuff up.@bthompson48@RandyKarraker @ChrisRongey @Meat101ESPN pic.twitter.com/emDYebYsbZ
— Chad Cates (@chad_cates) November 25, 2018
As reported by the portal Znayu Elina Svitolina won the award Jerry Diamond Aces Award from WTA.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.