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  1. There have been pro teams to win championships and have changed or in in the process of changing their names. Going with "Minnesota Saints"(return to the WHA name without the "Fighting" part) would make a lot of sense. After all, the team does play in Saint Paul. They can even use the North Stars' old kelly green and yellow-gold. Whether or not the NFL Saints would want to share their trademarked name is another story. Then again, Winnipeg & NY Jets. That's why "Minnesota Wilders" makes sense. There is no such thing as a "wilder" but neither is a "laker". The "Wilders" could still use the same highly creative bear-forest crest. I would, then, just change the red to a light orange. No team in major league sports has a forest green and orange look which would look amazing.
  2. The "Kraks" are growing on me but I will never have room in my sports heart for the Wild. It's one thing for the State of Hockey to lose its iconic North Stars brand because of a carpetbagging owner. It's another to replace the North Stars brand with the WORST team name in major pro sports. Now, if the team were called the "Wilders", like the Minneapolis Lakers were not the "Minneapolis Lakes", and still used the same bear-forest crest, I would fully be on board.
  3. When the Kraken name became official, I was absolutely furious. Still not a fan of the name but at least, it's far better than Minnesota "Wild" because the team can still be called the "Kraks", like the "Avs", "Pens", "Preds" & "Isles". The simplicity of the S crest, the Space Needle anchor secondary & the colours are beautiful.
  4. How about eggplant purple and orange?? That would be perfect.
  5. Sorry, couldn't find "Good Humour" ice-cream so I had to settle for good ol' Breyers
  6. "Kraken" is a better name than "Canucks". Really?? You just love "kraken" up sarcasm. A little too much sun for you, eh?
  7. I know it's pronounced "Crack-in". Bring on the Krakhead and Krak House mockery. It's such a joke of a team name that it's not "Kraken" me up one bit.
  8. If the name were pronounced "Krey-kin" instead of "Crack-in", I might grow to tolerate it more. Even as the "Kreyks" in short would make it easier to accept. Unfortunately, Seattle pulled a Minnesota "Wild" and went with bushleague, gimmicky and ridiculous, no matter how great the logos and colours are.
  9. Everything about the Kraken brand is actually quite nice. All except the name.
  10. Nothing political. Progressive as in opposite of traditional.
  11. Seattle was long overdue for an NHL franchise and the franchise blew it big time. Bushleague and gimmicky name and a bland navy and red colour scheme(only the seafoam adds a little distinctiveness). Only to cater to a young and radically progressive demographic instead of going with a far better and a safer choice of a name and a distinctive colour scheme(example: two shades of green) that would go over well with fan bases of all ages - from those who followed the WHL Totems to today's youth. Extremely disappointing. Seattle's NHL franchise has lost all my interest. I despised the Minnesota "Wild" name from Day 1 in 2000 and 20 years later, my feelings and thoughts on the "Wild" name are no different. The same will hold true with the Kraken in 20+ years.
  12. It better NOT be Kraken. This is the big league NHL we're talking about here, not some roller hockey league. Totems, Emeralds and Evergreens are my #1 choices but Sockeyes has a nice sound to it. Hockey Heaven forbid, if it's Kraken, I will lose ALL interest.
  13. This is North America. Doing things the North American way is no different than doing things in Europe the European way. You probably weren't around during the NASL's glory years. The Whitecaps name carries a lot of weight in Great Britain considering British legends played for the NASL Whitecaps and helped them win Soccer Bowl '79. The Cosmos name carried a lot of weight around the world. The Chicago Sting were popular in Germany because of their German all-star striker Karl-Heinz Granitza. My Hungarian-born dad was a Whitecaps season-ticket holder and he took me to games. I would watch Whitecaps away games on local television as I familiarized myself with other NASL clubs. That's how I got into soccer. Not by jumping on the bandwagon of some successful club in the English Premiership.
  14. The names you mentioned are not minor-league sounding at all. Very major pro-North American soccer sounding. The NASL(miss that league terribly) also had the Sounders, as well as the Whitecaps, Timbers and Earthquakes. Cosmos, Rowdies, Strikers and Aztecs were also classic names. Might as well call MLS the North American Premiership.
  15. With a single E, I would go with Edmonton Kodiaks. No bear name in the CFL.
  16. Edmonton Eagles as in golden eagles. After all, Edmonton is green and gold. Philadelphia's Eagles are inspired by the bald eagle. Detroit and BC are both called "Lions" but however Detroit's team is named after the African lion, aka. The King of the Beasts. BC's Lions were initially named after the Lions mountain peaks that overlook Vancouver but it's brand is named after the mountain lion, aka. cougar, puma.
  17. If the NBA came to Vancouver back in 1981 when Nelson Skalbania applied for one, those colours would have been perfect for a Vancouver NBA franchise. Both the NHL and NBA teams sharing the same colours like Chicago(red, white & black) and LA(Forum blue/purple, yellow-gold). Black(as primary dark), yellow-gold and red look great together.
  18. Similar shade of electric blue that the Orlando Magic use. Back when the Lightning joined the NHL during the BFBS era, I always wondered how neat it would have been if the Lightning wore electric blue sweaters and socks to go with their black pants and helmets.
  19. If the Senators do decide to omit white trim on their blacks, the red needs to be bright and vibrant to keep it from being muddied up on the black base and black striping on the whites. I do hope the updated 2D centerion logo becomes the new crest. Good riddance to the "Mark Messier stare" logo.
  20. Charlotte Monarchs FC(SC) gets my vote. I am so up to here with City FC this and United FC that. Otherwise, MLS should just change its name to North American Premier League.
  21. Those are the best and true Sabres uniforms plus the whites. The white font bordering is perfect along with the pants striping. The Bruins and Penguins have yellow-gold font on their blacks with white bordering as well. I do hope the Sabres go back to that exact uniform design and template. They had a great thing going with their crest and uniforms until they screwed it up in '96.
  22. Originally, I had issues with ditching the "Las". Ideally, I would have loved Las Vegas Knights. However, Las Vegas is commonly referred to as "Vegas". The NBA Warriors aren't Oakland, California or even San Francisco Bay. They are "Golden State", the nickname of California but it also rhymes with "Golden Gate" as in the Golden Gate Bridge. There's Tampa, Fla. However, all Tampa teams are called "Tampa Bay" and not just Tampa. Seattle HC...this isn't Europe. Sorry.
  23. 110% agree with you on all counts except I don't have a problem with Golden Knights. Knights by itself sounds better but of course, due to the London Knights trademark.... California Golden Seals, Vegas Golden Knights, it works for me.
  24. Two beautiful uniforms! Besides the gold, the Sabres did use a lighter shade of royal blue.