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Before the NHL: Portland Rosebuds

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Portland Rosebuds

Founded: 1914

Folded: 1918

Located: Portland, Oregon USA

Arena: Portland Ice Arena

Owner/President: Edward Savage (also the coach)

Stanley Cup Appearances: 1 (1916)

Stanley Cup(s): 0

PCHA Championship(s): 1

Hall of Famers: Tommy Dunderdale, Moose Johnson

Major Contribution to Hockey: First team from the United States to appear in the Stanley Cup final.

NHL Heritage: Only team on the Stanley Cup listed as a winner (for the PCHA title) when they actually lost the Stanley Cup Final. Establishing the Chicago Blackhawks organization.


About:

When thinking hockey nicknames for a team, “Rosebuds” doesn’t usually make the list. But for a short while there was actually a team called the Rosebuds that hailed from Portland, Oregon. It is assumed that their name paid homage to Portland, which is nicknamed the “Rose City”. Recently the NHL has discussed (along with Seattle, WA) the possibility of Portland getting a team. My vote goes to bringing back the Rosebuds name. Not just because I am an avid gardener (get off my lawn!) but for the same reason I advocate bringing back the Metropolitans if a team returns to Seattle… The Resurrection of important and largely forgotten United States hockey history.

The team was born in 1914 when the New Westminster Royals moved away from sharing the cramped Denman Arena with the Vancouver Millionaires to the larger Portland Ice Arena in Portland, Oregon.

The Portland Rosebuds were the first team from the United States to appear in the Stanley Cup final (1916). Though, they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in a best of five series 3-2; they put up one hell of a fight to a Canadiens roster loaded with Hall of Famers (Newsy Lalonde, Didier Pitre, Jack Laviolette, and Georges Vezina.)

The team folded in 1918 only two years removed from their historical 1916 Stanley Cup run; they were briefly resurrected for one year in the WHL when the Regina Capitals relocated to Oregon in 1925. The team would play a pivotal role in establishing the Chicago Blackhawks organization as their players were sold to form the Blackhawks team after the WHL folded in 1926.

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