Letters to the Editor

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SPORTS: Reduce travel by shortening seasons

Although I have long been a fan of pro basketball and hockey, I have a distinct dislike for the extended seasons of these two “winter” sports into the month of June.

Seasons could be shortened, while keeping the number of games constant, if only these two sports would follow the game of baseball by adopting the two- and three-game series, the latter for intradivisional games. This would have the side benefits of reducing travel costs and player weariness over fairly long seasons.

Baseball could also reduce time and travel by ending the two-game series and expanding the number of four-game

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HOCKEY: Tacoma Dome needs another hockey team

The NHL may be coming to Seattle soon. Tacoma should also have a team. We older Tacoma hockey fans remember having the Sabercats in the Tacoma dome. The team did well, but the struggling startup league folded.

Getting an NHL team could be difficult, but why not give it a shot? If that fails, note that each NHL team has two minor league teams. Maybe we could get a minor league team from Seattle having a team.

Are there any Sabercat fans left out there who want hockey back in Tacoma? Let’s go for it!


NHL: Hockey expansion is a real possibility

Ninety-six years ago, the Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup, and it would be good if the centennial season of 2016-17 could be celebrated with the return of a new team to a new stadium in Seattle.

One option whereby this could happen is by moving an existing franchise to Seattle, but the planned NHL realignment, with two teams shifting to the Eastern Conference, and only Winnipeg shifting from East to West, will leave the West with only 14 teams, seven in each of two divisions.

So, unlike the case of the NBA,

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