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On 6/9/2019 at 3:05 PM, BellaSpurs said:

It also sounds ridiculous, just go with Chinooks, sounds pretty good tbh

 

“Chinook” is obviously far too similar to “Canuck.” 🙂

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17 hours ago, 406Cane said:

Is the Totems name still in play?

 

We don’t know if it ever was in play to begin with, much less “still”.

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On 6/9/2019 at 5:05 PM, BellaSpurs said:

It also sounds ridiculous, just go with Chinooks, sounds pretty good tbh

 

The Seattle Chinooks, brought to you by Boeing:

 

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On local Seattle radio today they mentioned that they've heard the name choices are down to 3. Kraken, sockeye and steelhead.

They also said salmon color would be included.

 

I don't really believe that report though, I don't think steelhead has ever really been on the table with the Idaho steelheads being a thing.

 

 

And for the color, I think they're just taking a cue from the website which is featuring that color for now.

 

It would only really make sense to do the salmon color if the name was Sockeyes.

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Aside from Kraken being an outdated name already in my mind, it's a much more of a reach to connect it to the area...

 

Kraken

According to the Norse sagas, the kraken dwells off the coasts of Norway and Greenland and terrorizes nearby sailors.

 

Sockeye

Found in the Northern Pacific Ocean and rivers discharging into it as far south as the Columbia River in the eastern Pacific.

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If they go with Kraken I'll instantly hate them even more than I do that stupid team in Vegas. 

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32 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

If they go with Kraken I'll instantly hate them even more than I do that stupid team in Vegas. 

 

Going by NHL logic, of course it'll be Kraken. 

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28 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

If the logo is good?  I'd still totally be down with Kraken.

So something as stellar as this with their Kraken might sway you? :)

 

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7 minutes ago, hawk36 said:

So something as stellar as this with their Kraken might sway you? :)

 

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As a shoulder patch? Sure. Primary? Hard pass.

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13 minutes ago, hawk36 said:

So something as stellar as this with their Kraken might sway you? :)

 

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Eh, that’s more about the ship than the monster. 

 

Besides, that’s taken, and in the wrong sport.  😉

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22 minutes ago, hawk36 said:

So something as stellar as this with their Kraken might sway you? :)

 

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@sparky chewbarky‘s design might be decent. Tone it down a bit and you’d have something.

 

But would it look good on a buxom woman’s belt buckle? 😉

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1 hour ago, SFGiants58 said:

But would it look good on a buxom woman’s belt buckle? 😉

 

Oh yeah...the belt-buckle thing...'Twasn't my finest hour...😐

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9 minutes ago, sparky chewbarky said:

 

Oh yeah...the belt-buckle thing...'Twasn't my finest hour...😐

 

I’m glad you took the high road and took that image down. You’ve got a lot of fantastic ideas in your thread.

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15 hours ago, lilgump said:

On local Seattle radio today they mentioned that they've heard the name choices are down to 3. Kraken, sockeye and steelhead.

They also said salmon color would be included.

 

I don't really believe that report though, I don't think steelhead has ever really been on the table with the Idaho steelheads being a thing.

 

 

And for the color, I think they're just taking a cue from the website which is featuring that color for now.

 

It would only really make sense to do the salmon color if the name was Sockeyes.


Not sure where the station is getting their info.  From nearly all accounts, Kraken has been off the table for a while.  Neither the team nor the NHL seem particularly keen on the name.

As for the colors, it's notable that they didn't start using these colors until the team's official NHL team site went live.  Prior to that, they were still using the generic black, white, silver/grey, and red.  Considering all NHL team sites are dressed in team colors, I would lean more towards the side of these being the Seattle team colors than not.

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13 hours ago, hawk36 said:

Aside from Kraken being an outdated name already in my mind, it's a much more of a reach to connect it to the area...

 

Kraken

According to the Norse sagas, the kraken dwells off the coasts of Norway and Greenland and terrorizes nearby sailors.

 

Sockeye

Found in the Northern Pacific Ocean and rivers discharging into it as far south as the Columbia River in the eastern Pacific.

 

There's actually a huge Norwegian culture and heritage in Seattle and Western Washington, not to mention the nautical/naval/fishing history, so it's not too hard of a stretch to connect the two.

But it's not likely to be Kraken anyway.

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10 hours ago, Playhouse said:

 

There's actually a huge Norwegian culture and heritage in Seattle and Western Washington, not to mention the nautical/naval/fishing history, so it's not too hard of a stretch to connect the two.

But it's not likely to be Kraken anyway.

Right, I live near Seattle's Ballard neighborhood and have even taken part in the annual Norwegian May 16 parade. Unfortunately their culture has been phased out over the past 10-20 years to a shell of what it used to be. Very few Scandinavians left. 

 

That being said, if the mythical Kraken is from sea around Norway and Greenland, that still doesn't place it here in the PNW. 

 

Hope you're right in that they aren't considering it anymore. 

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On 6/13/2019 at 10:35 AM, lilgump said:

On local Seattle radio today they mentioned that they've heard the name choices are down to 3. Kraken, sockeye and steelhead.

They also said salmon color would be included.

 

Bad, worse, and boring.

 

At least Kraken is an identity that you could take some liberties with. Sockeyes will never not be terrible.

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The colors will at least be unique and different as compared to the other Seattle teams.

 

Also when I think of Kraken I think:

 

 

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'Anyone in this thread saying that they can't go with "Sockeyes" because it's not the correct plural form seems to forget that this is a league that has a team called the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

Also, who cares

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