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Would-be Seattle NHL team is already chirping the Canucks

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Rob Williams Mar 13, 2018 12:44 pm 2,739

Oh come on!

It’s bad enough that the Vegas Golden Knights already have bragging rights over the Vancouver Canucks during their first season in the NHL, but now Seattle is taking shots.

And they don’t even officially have a team yet.

Here’s the latest from the would-be NHL team’s already-cheeky Twitter account on Tuesday:

The Canucks are an easy target nowadays, currently sitting third-last in the NHL standings.

Expected to be officially awarded an NHL franchise in June, a new team in Seattle will likely begin play in 2020. They’ve already begun selling season ticket deposits, as fans snapped up 25,000 in one hour.

The Canucks have been supportive of Seattle’s efforts to get a team, consistently expressing their desire to have a geographical rival for the first time in team history.

That was greeted with smack-talk from Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan.

“The Canucks are excited to come here and get beat,” said Durkan back in December.

If the light-hearted jabs are a sign of things to come, a Vancouver-Seattle rivalry shouldn’t take long to materialize.

Canucks fans will surely invade the newly-renovated Key Arena in high numbers, as Vancouverites mix two of their favourite pastimes: hockey and outlet malls.

Get ready.

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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.

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