Kraken off the table

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  1. DougieMellon Registered User

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    Posted on Twitter back in December that Kraken was likely off the table. Just to update, Dave Tippet has confirmed so today.
     
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    I'm glad its off the table. its not a great hockey name for Seattle. It could be for another region but just not Seattle.
     
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    Seattle Evergreens or Guardians I hope but may not happen.
     
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    No matter what happens, Kraken will never be off the table. kraken 1.jpg
     
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    That's sad news, Dougie...Kraken would have been a lot of fun...
    BUT...If they go with a nautical-themed "Pilots", there'd still be some hope for "Billy"...

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    Not really It was only a minority of the fan base that actually wanted it.
     
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    I guess technically, you're right...if by "minority" you mean less than 50% of the fan base. But, the same can be said about ALL the names...which makes the discussion on a Seattle team name so interesting. There isn't a run-a-way favourite. Actually, "Kraken" seems to have held its own with Seattle fans (it won this board's poll), and with hockey fans outside of the region, (if merchandise numbers mean anything), I can almost guarantee you that the "K" would kick "Totems" or "Any-Fish-Names" asses.
     
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    You can't judge the full fanbase just by what we see on the internet though.
     
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    I hear ya, and you're right on...Not being in Seattle, it's all I got to go by, though.
    Regardless of how popular it is or isn't, I've always been a fan of the "Kraken" name. It's great nautical name.
    Seattle's an "ocean-front" city, and Kraken captures the spirit of the ocean, IMO...
    Also, by process of elimination...
    -I'd stay clear of indigenous names. There's a right way to go down that path, and I'm sure Seattle will go the right route, but would the franchise be always walking on eggshells? Also, in the region we already have the native-theme teams of the Canucks (Orca), Seahawks, Thunderbirds, SeaWolves...
    -Steelheads and Sockeyes sound good. However at the end of the day...they're fish...
    -Metropolitans has history for sure, but with a like-named division, and a similar-named NY Mets team...I don't know...
    -Pilots...good name...has some history...(I just think that Kraken's a better ocean-theme monicker)
    -Emeralds and Evergreens...less contentious names...could have some great green unis...I like the 'Greens over the Ems.
    -Sawbucks?...Nor'Westers?
     
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    In the Seattle times poll, it came in 5th behind Sockeyes, Totems, Metropolitans, and Steelheads, so locally it's wasn't as popular as you suggest. I'm glad Kraken is off the table. I never really cared for the name although I suppose it does have a local association with the giant pacific octopus, but then so would a geoduck.
     
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    You could always make "Kraken" the name of the mascot. Kraken the Sockeye?
     
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    I'm hoping for Sockeyes, but think it will be Totems.
     
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    Eh not sure it'll be totems given how sensitive people about it.
     
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    Kraken is an internet meme. Nothing local about it at all.
     
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    Yeah, it seems like the kind of thing a lot of 18-35 year old, very online men who would probably be disproportionately interested in any genre of music featuring the words "grind" or "metal" relative to the general population and who don't necessarily live in the PNW at all were into.

    The name should have a more classic, and more locally relevant feel to it. Sockeyes is a great example that also works as a pun on hockey and it's fandom
     
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    I heartily endorse this notion. If I can help it, we will make this stick no matter what obviously lame official name ends up being chosen.

    Not that I want any team I'll actually LIKE named that. It just really works in Seattle. Someone in some sport has got to do it so continents of abuse can be heaped upon them. So why would you not want it!?
     
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    I think, if they’re named the Sockeyes, the mascot should be Brent Sopel. Always thought he had fish mouth

    I’m glad it’s not going to be the Kraken. I’ve always thought it was An amateur name, not a name of a professional sports team
     
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    All the more reason to pick it then.
     
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    I read it somewhere else, but I like The Seattle Battle Cattle. Alliteration for the win.
     
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    :nod:

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    That thread had lots of lulz in it, I especially liked Seattlestar Galactica.

    Never wanted it to be Kraken. Seems more like something the rest of the country wanted for the name than Seattle itself.
     
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    What about Seastars or Seahorses ?
     
  23. TheeNorthStar Ok, dis hockey

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    Given the huge submarine base across the sound how about the Seawolfs
     
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    Seawolves are already taken.
     

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