When city officials in Seattle announced they were moving forward with plans for an expansion NHL franchise, one of the first questions many people had centered on what they would be called.

In Yakima, they favor one of the first three suggestions from Seattle's press conference: The Sockeyes.

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Seattle was home to the first American hockey team to win the Stanley Cup 100 years ago when the Metropolitans won it.

For the record, Seattle has a hockey team in the WHL...