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San Jose Sharks players celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

POLL RESULTS: Readers not flocking to NHL playoffs just yet

Poll voting suggests there’s still work to do to get the region excited about the NHL’s arrival.

San Jose Sharks players celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

POLL: Are you paying attention to the NHL playoffs?

Seattle is set for an NHL expansion team beginning in 2021, so have you started your homework?

Former Mississippi football wide receiver DK Metcalf catches a pass while running pass patterns runs as he is tested by NFL scouts and coaches during Pro Day at Mississippi, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks given a ‘B’ grade for their draft

Voters were generally satisfied with how Seattle executed its 2019 NFL draft.

Former Mississippi football wide receiver DK Metcalf catches a pass while running pass patterns runs as he is tested by NFL scouts and coaches during Pro Day at Mississippi, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

POLL: What grade do you give the Seahawks for their draft?

Seattle spent the 2019 NFL draft acquiring picks and addressing some needs

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, center, hugs head coach Pete Carroll, left, in front of a photograph of Wilson in action, as Wilson’s wife Ciara looks on at right, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, prior to a NFL football press conference in Renton, Wash. Earlier in the week, Wilson signed a $140 million, four-year extension with the team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: Responders split on Russell Wilson’s contract

Only 58 percent said the Seahawks’ quarterback is worth his four-year, $140-million extension.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, center, hugs head coach Pete Carroll, left, in front of a photograph of Wilson in action, as Wilson’s wife Ciara looks on at right, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, prior to a NFL football press conference in Renton, Wash. Earlier in the week, Wilson signed a $140 million, four-year extension with the team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) rolls out against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

POLL: Is Russell Wilson worth his contract extension?

The Seahawks franchise quarterback’s four-year, $140-million deal is the richest in NFL history.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) rolls out against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

You will be missed, Breanna

An injury will keep the WNBA’s reigning MVP from playing in Everett this summer

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, left, heads back to the mound as Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve (27) and Tony Kemp (18) celebrate scoring with Carlos Correa in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL RESULTS: Mariners fans not buying the hot start

Only 12 percent of voters believe Seattle’s early success is representative of the team.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, left, heads back to the mound as Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve (27) and Tony Kemp (18) celebrate scoring with Carlos Correa in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Blockbuster trade that fell through ultimately sunk Silvertips

Everett was in need of a goal-scorer in the playoffs, and just missed out on one at the deadline.

Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Encarnacion is congratulated by teammates after his solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, April 8, 2019. It was the first of two home runs in the inning for Encarnacion. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

POLL: Are you a believer in the Mariners’ fast start?

Seattle has defied all expectations with its 13-5 start, but is it real or an illusion?

Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Encarnacion is congratulated by teammates after his solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, April 8, 2019. It was the first of two home runs in the inning for Encarnacion. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Slivertips’ Sean Richards and the Chiefs’ Egor Arbuzov skate after the puck during the game against the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Silvertips heavily favored against Chiefs

More than 80 percent of responders picked Everett to beat Spokane in their WHL playoff series.

Slivertips’ Sean Richards and the Chiefs’ Egor Arbuzov skate after the puck during the game against the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Silvertips’ Martin Fasko-Rudas and Gage Conclaves fight for the puck during the game against the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

POLL: Who do you got between the Silvertips and Chiefs?

Everett and Spokane begin their 2nd-round WHL playoff series Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Silvertips’ Martin Fasko-Rudas and Gage Conclaves fight for the puck during the game against the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pageantry, good vibes, uncertainty surround M’s home opener

Seattle routs the Red Sox 12-4, but questions remain how the rebuilding season will play out.

POLL RESULTS: M’s fans taking a positive approach to 2019

Nearly three-quarters of responders are either excited or accepting of following a rebuilding team.

Seattle Mariners’ Domingo Santana, center, celebrates with teammate catcher Omar Narvaez (22) at home after hitting a grand slam off Oakland Athletics starter Mike Fiers in the third inning of Game 1 of their Major League opening series baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Left is Athletics catcher Nick Hundley. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

POLL: What’s your approach to the 2019 Mariners season?

Are you on board with following a rebuilding team, or are you going to sit this one out?

Seattle Mariners’ Domingo Santana, center, celebrates with teammate catcher Omar Narvaez (22) at home after hitting a grand slam off Oakland Athletics starter Mike Fiers in the third inning of Game 1 of their Major League opening series baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Left is Athletics catcher Nick Hundley. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

Silvertips show some fight in their first two playoff games

Their willingness to battle through adversity bodes well for Everett’s playoff prospects

Patterson: It’s time for the Tips to bring home a WHL title

Everett has achieved almost everything in its time in the WHL, except for a league championship.

POLL RESULTS: Readers divided on NCAA tournament support

The voters split nearly evenly on whether they back the Washington Huskies or Gonzaga Bulldogs.

POLL: Which state team has your support in the NCAA tourney?

Are you a backer of the Gonzaga University Bulldogs or the University of Washington Huskies?

Zack Andrusiak holds a custom made Chuck Taylor shoe, given to players who have scored hat tricks, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Three goals land players new kicks from Everett Silvertips fan

Every Silvertips’ hat trick is rewarded with a pair of custom-made Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.

Zack Andrusiak holds a custom made Chuck Taylor shoe, given to players who have scored hat tricks, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)