Thoughts on the reveal

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Thoughts?

  1. Love the name

    50.4%
  2. Hate the name

    24.6%
  3. Neutral on the name

    25.0%
  4. Love the colours

    55.4%
  5. Hate the colours

    4.0%
  6. Neutral on the colours

    27.2%
  7. Love the jerseys

    59.4%
  8. Hate the jerseys

    1.3%
  9. Neutral on the jerseys

    24.6%
  10. Love the logo

    56.7%
  11. Hate the logo

    7.1%
  12. Neutral on the logo

    25.0%
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  1. dylanmacarthur Registered User

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    Colors and logos are great. "Kraken" and "Release the Kraken" are really cheesy.

    NHL expansion names are often terrible (Vegas is an exception). Predators and Thrashers are historically bad names.
     
  2. EXTRAS Registered User

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    As a Canucks fan, I plan on bringing "nimby" signs to canuck/seattle games cuz I don't want no k****heads in maaa back yard.

    Not a fan of the name at all. Find it childish. Was going to buy a jersey and hat if it had been any of sockeye/steelhead/totems/thunderbirds.

    The name makes he hate them. Good for rivalry.

    Colours/jersey/logo are all nice tho.
     
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    Oddly I thought Golden Knights was terrible, it has definitely grown on me.

    I liked Kraken, for Seattle, Personally wouldn't have minded sockeyes. But that Secondary Logo looks pretty damn cool, Primary one isn't too bad. Color scheme isn't too bad either.
     
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    Sums it up perfectly for me.

    I watched the live stream until almost lunch. Am glad it was more of an event beyond just revealing the name and unis, my excitement for the whole thing kept growing as we got to hear from Ron and the execs.
    Feeling pretty confident in their ability to show us a good hockey time.
     
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    Went with:
    -Hate the Name
    -Neutral on the Logo
    -Love the Jersey and Colors
     
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  6. TheeNorthStar Ok, dis hockey

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    LOVE IT ALL!
     
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    NYR fan ...

    Hate the name. Love the rest.
     
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    Personally I love the name, and I especially love the logo and jersey. I get that Kraken won't be for everyone, but I feel like the Mythological/Fantasy theme will help to draw in a younger fanbase. I believe it will draw in a lot more than just the Seattle crowd.

    I'm a pretty new fan to the NHL, I've only been following it for about a year and a half, pretty rare to find Aussies who are interested in hockey. This team resonates with me though, they've marketed it perfectly and while it mightn't be as successful on the ice as Vegas straight away, I believe it will be more successful off the ice.
     
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    Very well said.

    I think the marketing team has done a great job and I just feel that the logo fits very well in the Seattle area and demographic.

    I have been a local since 2004 and this will be the first local team I will root for .. :) My opinion on a lot of Seattle sports fans is that they are loyal to a fault but also not very knowledgable about the sport in general. This team/sport is going to do great here.
     
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    I dunno if I love the name but it's growing on me. The logos are pretty sharp. Think the colour scheme misses the mark a bit, definitely would have incorporated some Emerald somehow.
     
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    Love the name (instantly made me a fan) and I can't wait for puck drop in Seattle. I'm glad Seattle is in the NHL and I know it's going to be a fantastic market.
     
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    I for one hate the name, but I do like the fact that they are trying to create their own identity. I do really like the look of the sweaters though and the color scheme. They look SHARP. Lots of cool thoughts for alternates as well. The logo is "just ok". I get it, but starting off by not liking the name doesn't exactly help the logo in my tiny college educated brain.
     
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    I gave you all the love in the survey for the name, jerseys, logos, and colors - and I put my money where my mouth is. Boston's regional sports network (NESN) has been running online contests for $25 gift certificates to '47. I've won a bunch of them, and along with a Chara-designed Bruins hat and a couple of Bruins t-shirts, I got two Kraken hats (one with each logo), since the logos are cool and I really like the idea Seattle having a team.

    There's not much that's gone wrong with Seattle's reveal. I love logos with "hidden" (yeah, not always subtle) design features - like the Capitals or FedEx, so the Space Needle and tentacle really worked for me. And at least the color's not the generic Lightning/Leafs blue - it's a distinctive sea green-blue. And while the name may be a little silly - I doubt it would have been picked without the Clash of the Titans reference or the online petitioning - I love teams that listen to the fans. The Original Six are a little too stodgy - seeing the Golden Knights and Hurricanes let loose on Twitter is refreshing, and I think the Kraken are doing the same.

    I'll admit - I'm not sure if I'll be wearing the hats to the Garden anytime soon when you come. But I'm happy to advertise the new team around town.
     
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    kraken has nothing to do with the waters of the pacific ocean...kraken is from Norse mythology and the Scandanavian waters ...really silly name.
     
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    Of course. All sports teams names must be a literal representation of the area. Names based on regional ties to other parts of the world are not allowed. Just ask all the vikings from Minnesota.
     
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    Not disagreeing with your main point, but there’s some debatable archaeological evidence that Vikings traveled down the St. Lawrence Seaway and briefly settled as far inland as Minnesota. And if nothing else, it’s a nod to the deep Scandinavian roots throughout the state.
     
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    That's the part I was getting at, either through ignorance or assumption people use the "nothing to do with" argument, when in fact there are deep Scandinavian roots (particularly Norweigan) here as well. It's a ridiculous argument. If you don't like the name that's fine. It wasn't my first choice either. But why people feel the need to justify their opinions with nonsense is beyond me. You don't like it because you don't like it, and that's ok.

    /end rant
     
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    Ah, I hear you- thought you were equating the Minnesota Vikings to a team with a name that had no connection to the region whatsoever.
     

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