Totems Favored as Team Name for New Seattle NHL Franchise

It is official: professional hockey is coming to Seattle. The NHL board of governors voted Tuesday to approve the expansion program for the NHL Seattle team to bring a group to the league for the 2021-22 season.
The announcement was expected for quite a while since it’s been no secret that the league was actively looking for a home for its 32nd team. When the Seattle club starts play, it will join the Pacific Division, with the Arizona Coyotes moving in the Pacific to the Central Division. Right now there are just seven squads in the Central.
Totems projected since the team title that was likeliest If it comes to the title for Seattle’s new NHL franchise, BetOnline has released odds for the event. The sportsbook has tabbed Totems as the -105 favorite, together with Emeralds (+400), Rainiers (+700), Sockeyes (+700) and Kraken (+700) topping the list.
The group will perform at Seattle Center Arena, since the former KeyArena is scheduled to undergo a privately financed $800-million renovation. The arena opened in 1962 and has been the home of the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics prior to them relocating to Oklahoma City in 2008.
With two teams in the four major North American pro sports leagues now in Seattle (the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the MLB’s Seattle Mariners), it was a no-brainer for the NHL to bring a group there, especially after the overwhelming victory of the latest expansion franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights. There is no shortage of interest surrounding hockey in Washington, as a season-ticket deposit driveway was held with the potential ownership group on March 1 and procured 32,000 deposits in the initial 31 hours.
Which team name do you think best matches the new Seattle NHL franchise? Have your say in the comment section.

Read more here: http://leonardkarunaratne.org/?p=7324