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50 minutes ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

I`m with you pretty much 100%. I don`t like Kraken at all though. I get it, and I can understand why some people like it, but I just can`t get behind it.

 

I could see it as a mascot. 

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To me, Kraken is too Hollywood/Trendy. Seattle has changed a lot in the past decade but I'd still say it's very anti-trendy at heart. 

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The only thing Hollywood about Kraken is a dead meme from a bad 2010 movie. So it's not trendy either.

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The Kraken is also from viking mythology. And Washington state is very much not Scandinavia. 

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On 12/5/2018 at 3:05 PM, M4One said:

 

I think the logo is one of the best in the league all of pro sports.  I thought the name was funny/weird when it was first announced, but I've gotten over it.  The thing is, I think people dislike the name because it is unusual, but also because it's not the Northstars, which might actually be the bigger of the two reasons.

 

 

Edited for my emphasis/personal opinion. I've yet to see another pro logo pull off what that one has. And the fact that no one knows for sure whether that's a bear, a cougar, or some other animal while depicting the landscape of the Minnesota, ahem, "wild"erness (which I've experienced personally more than a handful of times--in the dead of winter, no less) just makes it all that much cooler. But this ain't about Minnesota--it's about Seattle, so...

 

On 12/5/2018 at 4:09 PM, Brian in Boston said:

Seattle Cutthroats

                                                               

 

All it'll take is one mention of Clint Malarchuck to 86 that one... (and for good reason.)

 

On 12/5/2018 at 4:29 PM, ldconcepts said:

I don't think anything Sasquatch-related is happening.

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Serious question...has anyone on planet Earth yet discovered or uncovered a good reason as to why Colorado stopped using this??? It just boggles my mind how they dropped this mark.

 

18 minutes ago, hawk36 said:

To me, Kraken is too Hollywood/Trendy. Seattle has changed a lot in the past decade but I'd still say it's very anti-trendy at heart. 

 

Granted, the closest I've been to Seattle was Auburn, but even there, and what experience I did have in Western Washington state...I wouldn't have thought of Seattle as anti-trendy--in fact, I was thinking just the opposite. But I'll take your word for it--you know better than I.

 

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Now, as for the names. This nickname "Totems"...I have the same problem with that nickname that I did with the oft-touted nickname of "Monuments" for the Washington (DC) NBA team: you're naming a team, in a sport where players are in constant motion...after stationary objects?? It may just be me, but I don't get that logic.  As for "Sockeyes", before this and @sparky chewbarky's thread I'd

never heard of such a breed of fish. How popular/notorious is it up there in the PNW? 

 

I personally think "Metros" would be the best way to go, IP issues aside, as it's by far the most "major-league" sounding name...and that Metros concept @sparky chewbarkychewbarky worked up over in his Seattle Concepts thread would really be a home-run hitter. (I don't feel like digging it up, bit if you've seen it, you know the one I'm referencing. If you've not yet seen it, then a/ what are you waiting for?? 😄 and b/ go check it and the rest of that thread out!)

 

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2 hours ago, Ice_Cap said:

The Kraken is also from viking mythology. And Washington state is very much not Scandinavia.  

 

Au contraire. This just opened in North Seattle:

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The lead exhibit is The Vikings Begin. There's a strong Scandinavian culture in north (mostly read traditionally white) Seattle. That said, there is not a strong tradition of giving a :censored: about the kraken. It's a dumb name.

 

Tastefully done, I'm beginning to warm up to Sockeyes. Metros is still my preferred name, but if Bettman's stupid division names skunked that as a possibility, so be it.

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2 hours ago, Buc said:

 

Serious question...has anyone on planet Earth yet discovered or uncovered a good reason as to why Colorado stopped using this??? It just boggles my mind how they dropped this mark.

 

It’s only tangentially related to the team name, and mythologically, it’s not particularly relevant to Colorado (Sasquatch being a Pacific Northwest legend and the Yeti a Himalayan one), so they ditched it for something that *is* relevant to Colorado.

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10 minutes ago, andrewharrington said:

 

It’s only tangentially related to the team name, and mythologically, it’s not particularly relevant to Colorado (Sasquatch being a Pacific Northwest legend and the Yeti a Himalayan one), so they ditched it for something that *is* relevant to Colorado.

 

The state doesn’t have all that many cryptids. That’s a shame, quite frankly. We need more drunk idiots mistaking regular animals, people, and inanimate objects for beasts there. 

 

That reminds me, the Devils should introduce a secondary logo inspired by their namesake.

 

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It’s not Satan, it’s this creature seen by many!

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Seattle Sea Lions is the way to go, in my opinion. Fun, and relevant to the region.

 

I would go with some combo of either navy, steel blue, gray, teal (different enough from Sharks' teal) or lime green.

 

Just a couple concepts I found:

 

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2 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Fun and relavent to the area is for AA baseball. Top level sports should be something less cute/corny. 

 

A sea lion is hardly a jumbo shrimp or a baby cake.

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Fun and relavent to the area is for AA baseball. Top level sports should be something less cute/corny. 

 

1 hour ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

A sea lion is hardly a jumbo shrimp or a baby cake.

 

To me, Sea Lions works in the same way the Penguins and Ducks do.

 

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48 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

A sea lion is hardly a jumbo shrimp or a baby cake.

  

Or a Sod Poodle

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51 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Fun and relavent to the area is for AA baseball. Top level sports should be something less cute/corny. 

 

Agree..

 

Signed,

 

The Penguins, Ducks, Dolphins, Orioles and Magic

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16 minutes ago, TaylorMade said:

If it's going to be a fish, it should be Steelheads. It's the WA state fish.

 

They'd have to buy that one from the Stars' ECHL farm club Idaho Steelheads.

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9 minutes ago, Mingjai said:

 

They'd have to buy that one from the Stars' ECHL farm club Idaho Steelheads.

 

I'm not 100%, but I think since the team wouldn't be named the "Idaho Steelheads," then they wouldn't need to buy the name. I mean, there are two teams called the Thunder in the AHL.

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1 hour ago, daveindc said:

 

 

To me, Sea Lions works in the same way the Penguins and Ducks do.

 

Agreed, and it fits well with Seattle’s other pro teams.

 

Mariners

Sounders

Storm

Seahawks

Sea Lions

 

Go with a variation on blue / green colors and it’s a natural fit!

 

Kinda feels like the Sonics are the outlier now.

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