With the NHL expanding to 32 teams in 2021-22, Seattle is to finally get their first NHL team. Seattle has a hockey history that dates back over 100 years. There is a rich history of hockey royalty, revolutionizing the game and even Stanley Cup champions.
Seattle was officially granted the NHL's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, December 4th in a unanimous 31-0 vote. The long-rumored expansion was given the green light after the Board of Governors meeting and is set to hit the ice in the 2021-22 season. While less earth-shattering than the Vegas expansion just a couple of years past, the Emerald City expansion will still shake up the league in many ways.
I can't help but feel terrible for Matt Duchene. Last week it all kind of hit me at once how crappy his experience in the NHL has been. Not on an individual level of course, but on a team level. Some of it was partially brought on himself, but I have a hard time blaming him.
During the Monday night game against the New York Islanders, All-Star rookie Brock Boeser threw a hit that landed him nothing but a season-ending injury. With Cal Clutterbuck coming down the boards at centre ice, Boeser went to lay a hit; an admirable, but an ill-advised endeavour as it sent Boeser soaring as if he … Continue reading Clutterbuck Shook Up More Than Just Boeser
After The Vegas Golden Knights got their NHL team, there has been an odd numbered 31 teams in the league. Good news is it looks like The Emerald City is going to get their own team to round out that number. On Thursday, March 1st, there was a season ticket drive held to test out … Continue reading Seattle is already cleaning house in the NHL
The Vancouver Hockey scene is going to have a big 2019. Gary Bettman announced on Wednesday that Vancouver will be hosting the 2019 Entry Draft on June 22nd-23rd. Not only will all the young stars be all converging on the city in June, many of the young stars will have already been there in December … Continue reading Vancouver Will Be the Centre of the Hockey World in 2019