The 32nd NHL Franchise has given the hockey world a bone. Unfortunately, it is not the name, logo, or colours. It appears we will have to wait a bit longer before we are told those details.
However, what Seattle did give us was the name of the 32nd NHL arena. Let’s just say I’m not a fan, in fact, it has to be the absolute dumbest name for an arena I have ever heard of.
When Amazon purchased the naming rights to the building many people thought the name would be figuring Amazon in some way. However, Amazon decided to go in a different direction with the name. What is the name you ask? Amazon has decided to name the NHL’s soon to be newest team’s building the Climate Pledge Arena. Yeah, you heard me right.
When I first saw that I could not stop laughing. That genuinely has to be the worst possible name for an arena…like ever.
I could rattle off a couple of names off the top of my head related to Amazon that would have been better than Climate Pledge Arena.
Climate Pledge sounds like something a college fraternity would create to give to one of their pledges. In fact, it is already a thing. A friend of mine was named the “weather pledge” for his fraternity. Six days a week he had to wake up at 5 a.m. to tell his fraternity brothers what the weather for the day is going to be. So Mantis if you read this, congratulations you now share a name with an NHL Arena.