June 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 11 comments

Seattle's NHL team to play at Climate Pledge Arena

posted by tommytrump at 09:38 PM on June 25

Very cool idea. I hope it works exactly as planned

posted by NoMich at 10:49 PM on June 25

The two best Finns in the game and, thankfully, they play for my team. Yay!

posted by NoMich at 10:49 PM on June 25

Very enjoyable hockey highlights. What are those green uniforms?

(former Hartford rez)

posted by beaverboard at 09:10 AM on June 26

For those of us who won't get past the Globe and Mail paywall: Climate Pledge Arena.

Sounds like a hell of a concept. I hope they pull it off with flying colors!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:54 PM on June 26

*Thumbs Up*

posted by bender at 01:31 PM on June 26

Rain water for ice? Well, at least there's plenty of that in Seattle. I'm not sure that having fans bring in water is a good idea. It might go something like,

USHER: Sir, do you have some water for us tonight.

FAN: Let me finish 3 or 4 beers and I'll get right on it.

Something about natural gas in arenas is familiar. TD Garden on a Saturday night after everyone has had the traditional supper of beans and frankfurters is a great example.

How about calling the team the Chiefs. After all, Seattle is named after Chief Seattle, so that works. Problem is they will be accused of cultural appropriation, so that's out. Maybe Olympics, for the peninsula of that name, or the Cascades after the mountains. (Colorado used this idea for a baseball team, so maybe not.)

posted by Howard_T at 05:27 PM on June 26

Seattle Kraken!

posted by rcade at 11:33 AM on June 27

Seattle Kraken!

+1

posted by tommytrump at 03:40 PM on June 27

Seattle "Gooeyducks" for the geoduck clams in Puget Sound.

posted by Howard_T at 08:03 PM on June 27

The Seattle Freecaps!

posted by NoMich at 11:41 AM on June 28

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