NHL in SLC


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    • #213780
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      Extra Medium
      Ute Fan
      @runningreddude

      Is anyone on here excited for this possibility?

      I’m “meh” at best.

    • #213800
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      SkinyUte
      Ute Fan
      @skinyute

      I would love it. NHL is awesome, and live hockey games are a blast.

      FAR more interested in this than I was the prospect of SLC getting a MLB team.

      • #213801
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        tanute3
        Ute Fan
        @tanute3

        100% agree Skiny. An NHL team in Utah is significantly more interesting to me than MLB.

        • #213803
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          NarfUte
          Ute Fan
          @narfute

          Same. I’ll be there for any time the Oilers play in SLC and definitely for some playoff games if they ever make it – And more regular season games than I would an MLB team

      • #213806
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        The Miami Ute
        Ute Fan
        @themiamiute

        Ditto…I set my calendar by Florida Panthers’ games. It’s another one of those sports that’s fast moving but within a constrained time limit. I used to be a HUGE baseball fan but I’ve lost all interest in the sport within the last five years. If SLC does get an NHL team, I’ll be there whenever Florida is in town or to cheer the franchise versus the Rangers and Bruins.

        Here’s a video that has a lot of information on this issue: Why Arizona Coyotes move to Utah feels awful

    • #213809
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      Kellso
      Ute Fan
      @kellso

      An NHL team would be nice but, I want MLB baseball. There’s no game that compares to baseball.

    • #213817
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      AlohaUte
      Ute Fan
      @alohaute

      So I don’t live in Utah, but if they got a team I’d definitely adopt them as my NHL team. But I’m more stoked for MLB I’m Utah, that’d be awesome. If SLC gets an MLB team, I’d definitely drive down from Boise once or twice a season to catch weekend games.

    • #213819
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      UtahPilot47
      Ute Fan
      @utahpilot

      Salt Lake City has a rich history with pro-hockey. The Golden Eagles were the first tenant in the Salt Palace in 1968 before the Stars and Jazz. They were always one of the best drawing minor league hockey teams throughout their history. They should have never left. The Grizzlies remain a good drawing double A team despite not fielding very good teams the last decade and with nearly no media coverage. This is a great fit with the Olympics coming back. If MLB comes along too in the next few years, GREAT!

    • #213820
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      Extra Medium
      Ute Fan
      @runningreddude

      I love the Golden Eagles as a kid. I made this shirt for them.

      • #213828

        The Miami Ute
        Ute Fan
        @themiamiute

        Well, I’m wondering what the new name for the team will be. I’m reading a lot of support online for the SLC Yeti…

        • #213832

          Extra Medium
          Ute Fan
          @runningreddude

          Not a big fan of the name Yeti. That has as much tie to Utah as “Jazz”

          Nothing really great here. Generic ideas but I like Rattlers, Bison, Raptors, Storm, Eagles, Wolves, Falcons, and Bombers better than Yeti.

          Recycled Names: Gulls. Golden Eagles, Trappers.

          The Golden Eagles is by far the best possible name for a Salt Lake NHL team.

        • #213835
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          GameForAnyFuss
          Ute Fan
          @gameforanyfuss

          Utah Soakers

          • #213836

            NarfUte
            Ute Fan
            @narfute

            Soakerzz, zzoakers, or zzoarkerzz?

            • #213838

              The Miami Ute
              Ute Fan
              @themiamiute

              Well, in Utah there’s been the Jazz, the Starzz, the Buzz, the Pioneerzz, and even the team store, Fanzz. Why not get another team with “ZZ” in the logo.

    • #213822
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      D T
      Ute Fan
      @azute1

      I’m native to AZ & would be seriously disappointed IF my Coyotes leave Phoenix.

      Hopefully, there’s a last minute resolution to keep them where they are.

      • #213827

        The Miami Ute
        Ute Fan
        @themiamiute

        It’s not likely because even if Meruelo wins that public auction for the piece of land on which to build a new arena, there’s no way that the NHL is going to sign off on three more seasons at Mullett Arena. In the parlance of the street, “they gone”…

    • #213837

      WJUte
      Ute Fan
      @bcannon34

      Utah Black Diamonds gets my vote for the name.

    • #213846

      Rick Walker
      Ute Fan
      @big2890

      I hope they keep the name coyotes and rebrand with a Native American tribe from Utah like Shoshone.

      • #213848
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        Central Coast Ute
        Ute Fan
        @flip2848

        I like Shoshone, or even Navajos. But I can’t help but believe a bunch of white people would be offended.

        • #213852
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          The Miami Ute
          Ute Fan
          @themiamiute

          LOL…just the usual suspects…those who list their occupation as “professionally offended.”

          • #213854
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            Central Coast Ute
            Ute Fan
            @flip2848

            Yep. I’m still irritated by the professor up at the U that said they need to drop the “Runnin Utes” because it was offensive. I’m glad the Ute Nation responded by basically telling him to pound sand

            • #213864
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              The Miami Ute
              Ute Fan
              @themiamiute

              That whole thing is an interesting study into human psychology. Naming your team after an American Indian tribe and honoring their contributions to the state’s history is offensive but a bunch of WASP football players doing the haka isn’t?

    • #213873

      EagleMountainUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      I would like to love hockey. I am 40 and still can’t make the effort to understand the damn game.

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