Petition to NHL, Gary Bettman
NHL: Bring back the Hartford Whalers
The city of Hartford was robbed of its NHL team back in 1997. Some teams, like the Arizona Coyotes, Florida Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes have all had low attendance in recent years. I think Hartford deserves a second chance. The fans are loyal and uniforms can be found at Hartford Wolf Pack games. Considering the fact that the Islanders almost relocated to Hartford says something. The XL Center is a very suitable arena to hold a team. And if it needs renovations the Whalers could play at The Webster Bank Arena until they were finished. Gary Bettman, give Hartford a second chance.
Petition to NHL
Bring the North Stars' History Back to Minnesota
The NHL was stolen from the State of Hockey by Norm Green in 1993 when he moved the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas, Texas. With him, he took the team name, logo, and history. With so many cities either getting to keep the team name or history of their former teams, it is time the State of Hockey get the North Stars' history of the franchise back through 1993 when the team left for Dallas, the old logo back (the N with the star above it), and the banners of the retired players back (Goldsworthy, Masterton, and Broten). You can see the banners of these beloved MN players hanging in Dallas' arena (http://pucksandpitchforks.com/files/2014/06/mike-modano-nhl-columbus-blue-jackets-dallas-stars.jpg The NHL saw first hand what love Minnesota had for OUR North Stars during the Stadium Series weekend. It is time to for the NHL to give us back what is rightfully ours. Dallas can have the Stars from 1993 on. Before that, the history belongs to the State of Minnesota and the now Wild franchise. Note: This is NOT a petition for the Wild to change their name to the North Stars. This petition is for the North Stars' history, retired number banners, and N logo to come back to Minnesota where they can reside in Xcel Energy Center. The Wild are our team now and we support them 100%! We simply want Minnesota hockey history to be where it belongs ... in Minnesota!
Petition to New Jersey Devils
Make the New Jersey Devils Mascot Scary As Hell
Vegas opened the doors with their ludicrous playoff introductions. Philly up the ante with Gritty. Now, the New Jersey Devils have an opportunity to up the bar of how terrifying a mascot can be without changing anything about its branding. The Devil should bear more resemblance to the folklore description of the beast aka the 13th child. I'm talking cloven hooves, a threatening tail, and a horrifying visage. Come on, Devils fans! Let's make our mascot SCARY AS HELL!!!!!
Petition to National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players' Association
Remove headshots in the NHL
Headshots, accidental or otherwise, do not belong the sport of hockey. Concussions cause significant future problems for players and take away from the enjoyment for the fans. Headshots should be penalized and suspended no matter what. Accidental or intentional. The NHL makes the game of hockey unsafe and unenjoyable to watch by allowing their players to target each others' heads and potentially ruin their career. The NHL is currently involved in a lawsuit by former players for the NHL's lack of action against headshots. In order for the NHL to protect their players they need to address headshots.