i can see the conversation going something like this: Seattle: We want to name our team the Kraken. Have you seen the badass jerseys we already designed? NHL: Right. How about something more historical? Like Metropolitans? You can use it. We'll rename that Eastern conference division. Lots of history there. Seattle: Are you serious? NHL: Not sold? How about Totems? Seattle: Native Americans would love that. NHL: Yeah... ok. How about something like Thunder or Sounders? Seattle: You're not letting us go with Kraken, are you? NHL: Not a chance.