The Seattle Thunderbirds! The Seattle Totems! The Seattle Metropolitans! The Seattle Mighty Mouse! I don’t know if I’m alone in my way of thinking but every proposed new team name (not just in Seattle) sounds like it belongs more to a cartoon character rather than a professional sports team. In some cases, like the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, I’m actually right.
Team names like the Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders and others just seem unimaginative. A good team name should be “cool,” maybe even bring out some jealousy from opposing fans that their opponent has such a cool name and they’re stuck cheering for the Maple Leafs.
Thus far, the most commonly suggested names for a potential hockey team in Seattle are; Thunderbirds, Totems and Metropolitans, for the history that each name has locally. Personally I think Totems would automatically be the worst name in the league, but that’s just me.
Give us your opinion in the poll and feel free to leave comments on what you think would be a “cool” name for a NHL franchise in Seattle.