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Old 01-31-2020, 10:40 AM
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Is Seattle Kraken the chosen name for city's new NHL team?

Kraken is good. 'Release the Kraken!'

Bout how about Seattle Freeze?
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Are the fans going to throw cuttlefish on the ice when a friendly hat trick occurs?

I mean, that schtick has already been done, but it seems more appropriate in this setting. Just using another shellless mollusk, to not intrude on Detroit's custom.
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Sorry, but they cannot do better than "Rain City Bitch Pigeons."

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It's not the worst I've ever heard, but wouldn't Seattle Sasquatch be better? Definitely more local flavor, plus alliteration.
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Seattle Sockeyes was the other rumored name but apparently there are legal issues with that.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/126...attle-sockeyes
Yes, there are a series of romance books about a fictional Seattle team called the Sockeyes and that author holds the rights.

I really like Kraken. Or “Krak” for short.
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If it's true, I love it. The only possible issue I can see is fans could be called Krak-heads, and the arena the Krak-house. Maybe we can just own that.

In related news, the Sharks are sure making an extra effort this season to make it easier for me to lose interest in them now that I've been away from San Jose for five years.
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Sorry, but they cannot do better than "Rain City Bitch Pigeons."

https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/39...-bitch-pigeons
Let's go to the quarry and throw stuff down there I can't wait to wear this! Thanks for the heads-up!
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It's not the worst I've ever heard, but wouldn't Seattle Sasquatch be better? Definitely more local flavor, plus alliteration.
Perhaps if the team was identified with the whole state of Washington, but Seattle is definitely more sea/sound focused, while the Sasquatch is definitely an East-of-the-Cascades deal.
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If it's true, I love it. The only possible issue I can see is fans could be called Krak-heads, and the arena the Krak-house. Maybe we can just own that.
Since Seattle has such a drug problem that makes it even more appropriate.
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Singular, not plural. Hmm. Kind of like the Stanford Cardinal I suppose...
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I don't give a damn what they pick....they'll be the Rain City Bitch Pigeons until time immemorial.

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Singular, not plural. Hmm. Kind of like the Stanford Cardinal I suppose...
Except Cardinal refers to the color, not the bird.
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Yeah, I think the connection with the word ‘crack’ will doom the chances of the NHL approving that name. Remember how paranoid they were with Vegas and ‘Aces’ or anything that might even have the slightest gambling connotation?
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Too much cultural appropriation. /poe
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Too much cultural appropriation. /poe
Seattle Freeze is Seattle culture, though.
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Perhaps if the team was identified with the whole state of Washington, but Seattle is definitely more sea/sound focused, while the Sasquatch is definitely an East-of-the-Cascades deal.
No, more like an In-the-Cascades deal. Not a lot of Sasquatch in badlands and deserts.
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No, more like an In-the-Cascades deal. Not a lot of Sasquatch in badlands and deserts.
I bet there's sasquatch-themed tourist trap in Yakima. Probably Leavenworth, too, except it's called "Schneemensch" there.
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Cool! Another team without the “s” in their name!
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No, more like an In-the-Cascades deal. Not a lot of Sasquatch in badlands and deserts.
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Krakheads...Krakhouse...mmm...

I like it! No, seriously, it makes perfect sense. Get a name that has an incredibly obvious, childish putdown, but just wear it on your sleeve and refuse to let it bother you. Kind of like the Green Bay Packers and "Cheeseheads". This works, this really, really works.

Dunno about "Sasquatch". I can't hear that without thinking of those stupid beef jerky commercials.

And add "Rain City Bitch Pigeons" to the list of "Things I Never Thought I'd Be Googling In A Thousand Years And I Pray Like Hell They Don't Mess Up The Algorhythm Or Anything". (Nice logo! )
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It's gonna be the Sockeye. Main color green with white and "salmon" accents.

I was hoping for Kraken but the people with much more money than I have make those decisions.
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It's gonna be the Sockeye. Main color green with white and "salmon" accents.

I was hoping for Kraken but the people with much more money than I have make those decisions.
The only place where such a decision was “made” was an unofficial Seattle Times poll.

The official web site doesn’t even use the colors you mentioned; it does include a salmon-ish pink but also black and white.

https://www.nhl.com/seattle
There are salmon, green, and white mockups of the colors but those are speculations. There has been no announcement about a name or colors.
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Sorry, but they cannot do better than "Rain City Bitch Pigeons."

https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/39...-bitch-pigeons
I was gonna go with "Seattle Downpour" but I like yours better.
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My entry into the name the team contest was the Seattle Cohos. Could be called the "Ho's" for short.
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The Sockeyes will be funny when one of them gets a black eye from fighting.

I kinda like the Seattle Lights (the whole spacecraft thing).

I think the Kraken will be sunk due to the aforementioned drug-related connotations.
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The Sockeyes will be funny when one of them gets a black eye from fighting.

I kinda like the Seattle Lights (the whole spacecraft thing).

I think the Kraken will be sunk due to the aforementioned drug-related connotations.
And especially how crack is associated with Black people. ‘We’re not chanting crackhead, we’re chanting Kraken.’ I could just see that racial slur being used against black players. It wasn’t too long ago that someone tossed a banana at Wayne Simmonds. I’ve been to a lot of hockey games and never seen bananas on sale at the concession stand so someone did it on purpose.
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