Seattle doesn't have an NHL team yet, but the group that's expected to submit a bid for an expansion franchise may have already begun the process of securing a name.
Thirty-eight domains covering 13 different Seattle team names were purportedly registered Thursday by Oak View Group, as discovered by Clark Rasmussen of DetroitHockey.net.
The names represented among the registered domains are:
Rasmussen, who previously unearthed domain names registered during the Vegas Golden Knights' formative days in the summer of 2016, noticed the domains representing these Seattle names were registered by Christina Song. A woman with an identical name serves as general counsel for OVG, the group that won the bid to redevelop Seattle's KeyArena.
The domains were registered using an email address for a lawyer at Gibson Dunn, the firm that helped OVG in the KeyArena bidding process, according to Rasmussen.
These names are by no means official and are not confirmed to be among the ones considered for the hypothetical Seattle franchise by the group that has yet to submit a formal application.
- with h/t to SportsLogos.net