Seattle remains a likely destination for expansion in the coming years, and people have been keeping an eye on domain names for a potential hint at what the team could name themselves. Though this is extremely early in the process and means little, it is interesting that Christina Song, general counsel for the Oak View Group, registered 13 domain names according Chris Creamer at Sportslogos.net.
Cougars, Eagles, Emeralds, Evergreens, Firebirds, Kraken, Rainiers, Renegades, Sea Lions, Seals, Sockeyes, Totems and Whales are the potential nicknames, a wide-reaching group that is in no way guaranteed to include the eventual moniker. Still, it’s fun to think about what a Seattle Kraken uniform would look like, or what colors the Seattle Firebirds would wear.
- Thomas Chabot was told to “get a place” according to Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen, meaning his chances of staying with the Ottawa Senators for the rest of the year are quite good. While GM Pierre Dorion wouldn’t guarantee the young defenseman would be with them all season, it seems likely that they’ll continue to develop him in the NHL for the time being. The 20-year old Chabot has nine points in 24 games this season, and will get a year closer to free agency should he play in 16 more matches.
- Dustin Brown will have a disciplinary hearing today after slamming Penguins’ defender Justin Schultz into the boards last night. Schultz was already on his knees sliding towards the boards when Brown used his stick to push on the defenseman’s back, resulting in a five minute major and game misconduct. Brown was suspended two games in 2013 for elbowing Jason Pominville. The league did not specify whether the hearing would take place over the phone or in person, so it’s not clear how many games he will likely receive if the Department of Player Safety deems it worthy of a suspension.