Honestly when you look at the history there's no better choice than the Metropolitans. I mean sure it was almost a century ago but the Seattle Metropolitans were the first American team to win the Stanley Cup. That fact alone gets my vote. History far surpasses any 'cool' sounding name in my book. I understand the reasoning behind the Totems and the Thunderbirds, but they just don't compare.
The Seattle Yetties would be my choice. Its intmidating and in your face.
also when sockeye salmon spawn they are green and red.... not seattle colors right now. But they are the colors of the 1917 metropolitans
Originally I thought metropolitians because of the history but I heard sockeye recently and that one is my current favorite. Firstly because I like salmon fishing but I think it works great because sockeye can also reference the fighting. you can have a mean looking sockey salmon with a black eye and i think it would be a good hockey and local connection
Similar to the Toronto Maple Leafs, how about the Seattle Evergreens?
Seattle Sasquatches would be my new favorite team
In 1998, the Washington Legislature designated the Mammoth as the State Fossil. Its representative of the State and its pretty bad a** if you ask me. Not many animals could withstand the charge of the Mammoth.
Seattle Golden Seals
the seattle griffins
the seattle americans
the seattle steal head (or some type of fish)
the seattle eagles
i think the best name for ny new favorite hockey team should be the zombies
The Seattle Gay Ice
Seattle Grace Hospitals
Seattle Pike Place Marketers
Seattle Windows 8
Seattle Chief Seattles
The Seattle Ice Dogs
Typhoons, Hammerheads, Volcanoes or something that includes the culture/region.
seattle space needles, seattle sasquatch, i like the 747s good idea, the emerald something, i do likethe seawolves with the orcas
Correction: Seattle Americans were in the Western Hockey League with the Victoria Cougars and New Westminster Royals. I think merchandising and potential rivalries with any Canadian team could be enormous...
Since there is the "Canadiens" (montreal), why not capture the same pride and call them the Seattle Americans...(I think they were once a part of the Pacific Coast League before the NHL existed along with Portland and the Vancouver Millionaires)...
Seattle Poseiddon...make it so.
I like the Metropolitans, but if we have to make a new name, Seattle Redhooks. No pansy names like Seattle seals.
i like the sockeyes, but it doesn't make for a intimidating mascot. timberjacks would be cool too but portland kind of stole it. i like Reign as well but it doesnt flow nicely, just say it, Seattle Reign...lame, which is also why Seattle Pilots doesnt fly with me either. Fine with Seals though, sounds good.
Seattle Red Tide
Seattle Slap Shots
Seattle Suns... haha
Seattle: Reign, Olympians, Icehawks, Squatch, Timberjacks (would be cool to say, "Did you see the Jacks play last night?").
How about what the rest of the country thinks about the Greater Seattle area/Washington state...Seattle Reign (or Rain)
Seattle Wolves. I play 18u hockey in Seattle and I've asked all of my hockey friends (that I've met over the 14 years I've played) if they like the name the Seattle Wolves.. And they all loved it. They think it'd be awesome and a great mascot for us. That's my vote, along with about 100 of my hockey buddies.
I would go with either:
Seattle Shredders or Seattle Scepters
Forget the T-Birds. It's already taken by the junior hockey team. We need to step it up for the NHL. The T-Birds is kind of soft anyway....
You need grit and toughness for the NHL, something the T-Birds could not find either in their Ownership or management.
I like the following choices for the unique NW organic thoughts:
Seattle Breakers (As in the marine shiping industry)
Seattle Anglers, Seattle Glaciers, Seattle Waves, Seattle Tide, Seattle Pacifics, Seattle Tsunamis, Seattle Explorers, Seattle Mountaineers, Seattle Storm, Seattle Rapids.
And, now for Animal genre:
I vote for somethink like: Seattle Osprey, Seattle Snowcats, Seattle Black Bears, Seattle Loons, Seattle Beavers, Seattle Montain Lions, Seattle Grey Wolves
OR just plain fun...
Seattle Goons, Seattle Rednecks, Seattle Suppositories, Seattle Gooeducks,
I am not a hockey fan but I do have northwest pride. So far none of the suggestions sound like nw. pride to me. If it has already been used it's out. Surely there is a better name that we can be proud to say to the rest of the country. Someone will figure it out.
I'd say either the Orcas or the Cascades. Thunderbirds would be okay, too. I wouldn't want Metropolitans since it would be abbreviated to Mets and almost everyone would assume you're talking about the New York Mets.
I like the T-Birds & since reading other post I thought Sockeyes would be good too. I also think that Seattle could logically capitalize on something like the Bears. It could be cool...
Seattle Seals for sure
Sockeyes, without question.
I like the Sea Wolves but Vancouver already has the killer whale logo and the whole Seahawks thing.
I like Metropolitans - I'm a real traditional kind of guy - the Mets were Seattle's first Championship team so we should just honor what little heritage we have. I don't mind Thunderbirds either (The Seattle Night Train has a certain ring as does the Wild Irish Roses), but with the Canucks already rocking the Blue and Green, it might not work. I am not sure that Totems works any longer. We should ask the Duwamish tribe for their input. I think I read somewhere that their name for Orca Whales roughly translated to Sea Wolves.
If we just have to come up with a new name - Seattle Sea Wolves with First Nation Orca logo could be kinda cool.
JoeB - Do we have to sing "The Lumberjack Song" after every goal? I'm a Lumberjack and I'm ok..........
How about the Seattle Lumberjacks? Timber did, after all, build the economy of early Seattle and most of the PNW!