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Yup...it's official!  The 32nd NHL team will be the Seattle Kraken.  

https://www.nhl.com/news/seattle-kraken-nickname-for-nhl-expansion-team/c-317588092

 

Can't say that I'm not a fan of the nickname but I guess it could have been worse.  I love how they (the team officials) talk about Seattle and its maritime history... they do realize the Kraken isn't a real thing, right?  LOL

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Every powerplay can start with...
 

 

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1 hour ago, The Dopefish said:

Looks like the ROM makers will have to get KRAKEN on the logo and colors!

You mean for the team that has no players, no draftees and won't start play until 2021-22?

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If any of the modders can make the logo and take a screenshot of the start menu with Seattle, it would make great social media fodder.

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1 hour ago, The Dopefish said:

Looks like the ROM makers will have to get KRAKEN on the logo and colors!

I look forward to seeing Rob Barr welcoming people to their arena: The Krak House

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45 minutes ago, smozoma said:

I look forward to seeing Rob Barr welcoming people to their arena: The Krak House

Their fans will be known as, "Krackheads."

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1 hour ago, kingraph said:

If any of the modders can make the logo and take a screenshot of the start menu with Seattle, it would make great social media fodder.

I just threw this together but unfortunately, don't have time right now to "clean it up" the way I'd like to...I'm sure others can do better but for starters...

 

Seattle Kraken Have Arrived!.png

 

Seattle Kraken Have Arrived2!.png

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1 hour ago, Sauce said:

I just threw this together but unfortunately, don't have time right now to "clean it up" the way I'd like to...I'm sure others can do better but for starters...

 

Seattle Kraken Have Arrived!.png

 

Seattle Kraken Have Arrived2!.png

I love the kraken name!  Thanks for doing this @Sauce  I social media’d that out there. 

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12 minutes ago, RonnieFranchise10 said:

could be worse, least it taps into Seattle's maritime vibe.  I liked the totems uni concepts I saw, I guess that name is too native related to be used in todays climate. 

Totally coincidentally I learned a bit about Seattle totem poles last week from something that flashed on screen momentarily in a Bruce Lee documentary. It makes sense that they would avoid that direction:

Totem poles are not native to the area. The totem pole that started the totem pole symbol for Seattle was actually stolen from an Alaskan island in 1899.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Square_totem_pole

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The original totem pole was carved in 1790 and raised in the Tlingit village on Tongass Island, Alaska to honor the Tlingit woman Chief-of-All-Women. The totem pole was later stolen by Seattle businessmen on an expedition to Alaska and subsequently gifted to the City of Seattle in 1899, where it was raised in Pioneer Square and became a source of civic pride.

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"The Indians were all away fishing, except for one who stayed in his house and looked scared to death. We picked out the best looking totem pole... I took a couple of sailors ashore and we chopped it down—just like you'd chop down a tree. It was too big to roll down the beach, so we sawed it in two."

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The Coast Salish, who are native to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest Coast, did not traditionally carve totem poles and the Pioneer Square totem pole was the first totem pole in Seattle.[20] Totem poles have since become a symbol of Seattle and are used in tourism campaigns, while native Salish art has not been featured as prominently.

 

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RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!! 

lol

 

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37 minutes ago, halifax said:

@Sauce  sent you a pm. Kindly respond today if possible

No worries... I replied.  :)

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In case anyone is interested in playing as the Seattle Kraken, I have added them to my 2020 Playoff rom (NHL94 2020 vPO).  If not, well, that's fine too. :)  You can play as them in an exi as well as the playoff mode.
 

 

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I don’t mind the name but I think the logo is pretty bad. With the placement of the eye, the whole thing looks like a snake. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I think it could have been so much better. Someone made a mashup of the secondary anchor logo and the S together and it looks pretty good. 
 

The colour scheme is fine, but I like the idea of including that lime/neon green like the Seahawks. 

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I'm sort of the opposite Bob, in that I think the logo is pretty cool looking but I find the name to not be good at all. It's one of the weirdest names of a sports team I've ever heard. And the fact that no ones ever heard of it, that it's a mythical creature. I think they tried to be bold with this name and do something cool but unfortunately I think it may backfire.

The name itself is very easy to make memes about and I don't think this is a good thing. The other problem I have with it is that the name appears to have been taken from a Hollywood film Clash of the Titans and the producer of it is one of the co-owners of the franchise. So it just doesn't come off as organic or something about the city. Not only that, but the creature is said to be from the Atlantic Ocean not from the Pacific so that doesn't make sense for Seattle. I would have liked them to be named something real like Sea Lions or if that's too cheesy something else but based on something that's actually a thing in Seattle. At the end of the day, Seattle going the imaginative route like they did with a mythical creature may have worked if the actual name sounded better.

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I honestly can't wait to be a low-key "Krakhead..."

The Needle, Krakheads, the Krak House - I mean, you've gotta give it to Seattle, for their self-awareness. :)

 

 

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