Oak View Group files to register 13 possible Seattle NHL team names

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SEATTLE — The company pushing to bring the National Hockey League to Seattle recently registered 13 domain names giving fans a hint at what the proposed team might be named.

From Pilots and Steelheads to Metropolitans, fans have no shortage of ideas.

Clark Rasmussen of detroithockey.net was among the first to discover the name of the Las Vegas Golden Knights by tracking domain name registrations. He wrote Friday morning that Christina Song, general Counsel for Oak View Group, applied for 38 domains representing 13 possible names:

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Notably missing: Metropolitans. The Seattle Metropolitans was the name of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association team that played in Seattle 1915-24 and won the 1917 Stanley Cup.

Rasmussen points out that if Seattle does land a team for the 2020-21 season, it’s not certain the name will come from this list. However, if it does, it’s safe bet Seattle will have better name than the Golden Knights. They’ll just hope they can duplicate their success on the ice. In its first season, Las Vegas has the best record in the Western Conference, 30-11-3.

Click here to read the article on the Tacoma News Tribune.