Saturday Morning Sports Trivia: Stanley Cup Playoffs

We are getting right into the sweet spot of three overlapping championships. The NBA Playoffs, Stanley Cup Playoffs, and UEFA Champions League are all gracing us with their watchability all at once. But this trivia is all about one sport in particular. The one with the greatest trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup. With hockey finally converting from background noise to must-watch television, it is only right that it is the subject of today’s trivia. As always, throw us a follow @soft7sports on Twitter and let us know how you did for some free S7S stickers.

Questions:

  1. How many women’s names are engraved on the Stanley Cup Trophy?
  2. What team has won the most Stanley Cups and how many have they won?
  3. What American team has won the most Stanley Cups and how many have they won?
  4. What team that actually made the Stanley Cup Playoffs currently has the most Stanley Cups?
  5. What player has the most career playoff goals?
  6. What team won the Stanley Cup last season?
  7. What team did the answer to #6 beat?
  8. Who was the first player in NHL history to win an Olympic gold medal and a Stanley Cup in the same season?
  9. What was the first year that the Stanley Cup was awarded?
  10. What player holds the record for most career goals in the Stanley Cup Finals?
  11. One team has won the Stanley Cup 3 times since 2000. What team was it?
  12. What team is the only team to score three goals in less than one minute in the Stanley Cup Final?

Answers:

  1. 12
  2. Montreal Canadiens (23)
  3. Detroit Red Wings (11)
  4. Toronto Maple Leafs (13)
  5. Wayne Gretzky (122)
  6. Washington Capitals
  7. Las Vegas Knights
  8. Ken Morrow in 1980
  9. 1893
  10. Maurice Richard with 34
  11. Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, 2013, and 2015
  12. Montreal Canadiens in 1954

Seattle Mayor Definitely Just Leaked the Name of Their NHL Expansion Team

In a big time blunder, Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan, may have just accidentally tweeted the name of the newest NHL expansion team.

#GoKraken? The newest expansion team in the NHL is going to be called the Seattle Kraken? With all the hype that was coming with the Seattle expansion, it’s a little disappointing that this is the way we all found out. What is also disappointing is just how bad this name is.

Typically, Seattle professional teams select their name based on something that is related to the city. The Mariners for the marine culture in Seattle, Supersonics because of the Boeing plant and Seahawks for reasons I am sure you can figure out.

There are no kraken around the Seattle Area though. In fact, there are no kraken anywhere. The kraken is an enormous mythical giant squid said to have appeared off the coast of Norway.

There is just no way that the city signed off a name that ridiculous. I think there is a bigger conspiracy going on and one of two things happened:

First scenario: The mayor really wanted the name to be the Kraken so she purposely released the tweet with the #gokraken with full knowledge that the name had not yet been released. She is just strong arming her way into getting what she wants.

Second scenario: The tweet was released for the sole purpose of gauging public response. If the people of Seattle seem to like Kraken then they will keep it. If not, they will issue a statement apologizing for the confusion and say they have yet to decide on the name.

As far as the potential names go, Kraken is not the worst, but it is also far from the best. Here is the list that Kraken was picked from:

  • Seattle Cougars
  • Seattle Eagles
  • Seattle Emeralds
  • Seattle Evergreens
  • Seattle Firebirds
  • Seattle Kraken
  • Seattle Rainiers
  • Seattle Renegades
  • Seattle Sea Lions
  • Seattle Seals
  • Seattle Sockeyes
  • Seattle Totems
  • Seattle Whales

Despite the fact Kraken is just a terrible name, the Red Wings already have a monopoly on all things squid.

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Saturday Morning Sports Trivia, 3/9

Back by only semi-popular demand if we are being honest. Views were way down from last week. And while that is disappointing, it’s a wake up call for me do either tone it down or do better. I have chosen to do better. Be sure to share, DM, like, retweet or anything to assert your dominance on all of your followers and the Soft 7’s of the world. As always, we love you for your minds and I am going challenge them. Go 15/15? Let us know and we will send you free Soft 7 Sports stickers.

Questions:

  1. LeBron James won his first championship with the Miami Heat against what team?
  2. The team (answer from #1) that LeBron beat in his first championship had 3 future MVP’s on it. Name all 3.
  3. Bill Self has been the head coach of Kansas for 16 years… How many NCAA Championships has Kansas won under him?
  4. On Thursday, March 7, Antonio Brown was nearly traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to what NFL franchise?
  5. The Chicago Bears have finally decided on a new kicker with what hilarious name?
  6. How many offensive coordinators has Marcus Mariota had since entering the NFL?
  7. What former All-Star shortstop is the current owner of the Miami Marlins?
  8. What American team has won the most Stanley Cups?
  9. Who has scored the most goals in NHL history?
  10. To weed out the Americans who think soccer is boring, name one team that has advanced to the 2019 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
  11. With Case Keenum being traded to the Washington Redskins, who is now the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos?
  12. Where did Charles Barkley play his college basketball?
  13. Who was the head basketball coach of Kentucky for their 1996 NCAA national championship?
  14. True/False: Matt Stafford has more career passing yards than Troy Aikman.
  15. Khloe Kardashian has dated five current and former NBA players. Can you name three of the five?

Answers:

  1. Oklahoma City Thunder
  2. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden
  3. 1
  4. Buffalo Bills
  5. Chris Blewitt
  6. 5
  7. Derek Jeter
  8. Detroit Red Wings
  9. Wayne Gretzky
  10. Tottenham Hotspur, Porto FC, Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United
  11. Joe Flacco
  12. Auburn
  13. Rick Pitino
  14. True
  15. Rashad McCants, Lamar Odom, Rick Fox, James Harden, Tristan Thompson

Possible Seattle NHL Expansion Team Names

Seattle has just been unanimously approved to be the home of the NHL’s 32nd team in the latest expansion. There are plenty of problems remaining like the expansion draft, coaching, money, etc., but I don’t care about any of that. Their biggest problem to me, a guy who doesn’t know what icing is, is that Seattle doesn’t have a name yet.

The way I see it, there’s a couple of ways that they can go about this. 

Old School: I have seen the name Metropolitans pop up quite a bit on Twitter recently. I am guessing from context that this was the old Seattle team’s name. Stop living in the past. Not only is there already a Big 4 team with this name (NY Mets), there is a division in the NHL already named exactly that. Imagine if there was an NFL expansion and they called that team the Las Vegas NFC Souths.

Ownership: Jerry Bruckheimer is a part owner for the Seattle expansion team. He has said “ever name has a chance right now.” I think he secretly wants the team to be named after one of his movies so might I suggest: Seattle Lone Rangers, Seattle Bad Boys II, Seattle Crimson Tide, Seattle Dangerous Minds, or the Seattle Pearl Harbors. Okay, maybe not that last one. I did not say the Glory Roads because I assume that it will be used over a billion times in promotions.

Corporate: If they want some serious money to get poured into the franchise very quickly, they should do exactly what the NY Red Bulls did in the MLS. Obviously, the Red Bulls are owned in some way by the energy drink giants and have loads of money because of it. Luckily for Seattle, there are a ton of wealthy Seattle-based businesses that are right around the corner. Possibilities are the Seattle Amazons, Seattle Starbucks, Seattle Costco Wholesalers, Seattle Microsofts, or even the Seattle Alaskan Airlines. 

Minor League Baseball:I’m not saying that Seattle should straight up jack another team’s name, but if they want a WOW factor, this is the type of energy they need to bring. Here’s how you create a minor league baseball team name: either take something that is not intimidating at all OR combine 2 words that have no business being together. Just some examples to get the ball rolling: Montgomery Biscuits, Akron RubberDucks, Modesto Nuts (my favorite), Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Fort Wayne TinCaps (yes, literally metal hats), or the New Orleans Baby Cakes. You can look all of these up if you want. I promise they are all real.

I hope Seattle goes as ridiculous as possible with their team name. I’d pay money to see the Top Guns play. Even though Seattle seems to be very happy with the decision and the new team, I am sure they just want the SuperSonics back.