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Kevin

All Hartford Needs Is a Suitable Owner

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8 hours ago, Kevin said:

So I found this interesting article regarding how Seattle's admission into the NHL is actually a really good thing for Hartford and the return of the Whalers. I'm not sure if anyone has seen and or read this publication yet but I thought I'd post it here. Thoughts?

 

https://notyouraveragehockeyblog.com/2017/12/15/65347/

Honestly, if we actually had an actual owner and not some "secret investors" then maybe more people would be on board with all of the plans with the XL Center. Also, if we had that then maybe people wouldn't think of Hartford as a joke and that we'd never get a team again. The governor sending letters to the Islanders and the Hurricanes doesn't help either. It really makes us look sad and desperate.

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Its a shame we didn't have someone in place to at least by the rights to the Whaler's trademarks back when the Canes were for sale. 

Edited by Whalerwatch

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51 minutes ago, Whalerwatch said:

Its a shame we didn't have someone in place to at least by the rights to the Whaler's trademarks back when the Canes were for sale. 

The state owned the rights to the Whalers brand for a long time but then let their ownership lapse. When that happened the copyright went back to the NHL and that's when they started selling Whalers stuff under their "Vintage" brand.

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They don't have any ownership of the Whalers brand. They had to ask the league for permission to sell Whalers stuff in their store and to wear it as an alternate next year. Basically, the Hurricanes are paying the league to use their old logo. The same thing happened with the license plates. The league had the final say on the design because they own the logo.

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Ah that's  cool. So if Hartford ever gets another NHL team, they will probably get the  rights to use the name. 

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13 minutes ago, Whalerwatch said:

Ah that's  cool. So if Hartford ever gets another NHL team, they will probably get the  rights to use the name. 

That's where it's weird. If we get a team then we might be about to use the name and the logo. We could also end up like Winnipeg and still be able use the name but have to come up with a more modern logo and colors. What's not good is that there are talks that the new team in Seattle might use the "Whalers" name and the owners lawyer has already registered a web domain with that name. http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/news/seattle-nhl-group-registers-possible-team-names-kraken-whales/1vemop2mqspb11nvej4q87ot5h

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That would be a bummer. But you would think Seattle would want their own idenity?

I know the Jets got the name back because the NHL took over Pheonix and controlled the name when the Thrashers moved to Wennipeg. So they had to option to use it. 

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Seattle will never be allowed to use a Whale name. The first team to protest that will be Seattle's closest rival.  Vancouver.

Besides they're going with something abstract like Seattle Metropolitans or something. 

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2 hours ago, Whalevolution said:

Besides they're going with something abstract like Seattle Metropolitans or something

The team that won the Stanley Cup in 1917 were called the Seattle Metropolitans.  They were also playing the Canadiens in the 1919 Final when the Influenza Epidemic cancelled the remaining games of the series.

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