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Seattle completes long, strange trip to National Hockey League

Crunch Time - Team to begin play in 2021 after jilted city finally lands franchise


Last updated 12/6/2018 at 5:55pm

Know who the first U.S.-based team was to win hockey’s coveted Stanley Cup?

New York, Boston, Chicago or Detroit? Nope!

The Seattle Metropolitans captured the “Cup” over 100 years ago at the culmination of the 1916-17 season, defeating the Montreal Canadiens 3 games to 1 in a series played entirely in Seattle. And two years later the “Mets” hosted Cup play again, only to have the worldwide flu pandemic cancel play.

The National Hockey League board of governors met on Dec. 4 and awarded Seattle an expansion team that will hit the ice in 2021.

It’s been a long strange trip, as the...

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