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18 hours ago, spartacat_12 said:

 

Salmon are known for their long, grueling journeys upstream. I think you can come up with tons of marketing ideas revolving around that, especially with toughness & endurance being signature characteristics of hockey players.

 

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Aggressive behavior displayed by dominant males is predominantly directed towards intruding dominant males.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockeye_salmon#Competition

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If they do go with some kind of fish, I hope the mascot bursts open its abdomen between periods and sprays "eggs" (canisters with t-shirts) all over the crowd.

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2 hours ago, CherryMX said:

If they do go with some kind of fish, I hope the mascot bursts open its abdomen between periods and sprays "eggs" (canisters with t-shirts) all over the crowd.

Seattle Xenomorphs

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1 hour ago, goalieboy82 said:

 

"Oh no! Not again!"

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22 hours ago, Ridleylash said:

Exactly; and the marketing possibilities with "Sockeyes" extend further then just a team name. The arena itself can get nicknames like "The Riverbed", the fanbase can be called "The Shoal", you can promote the team and it's players as having "the heart and endurance of a sockeye salmon swimming upstream", etc.

 

Besides, this looks plenty "fierce" enough to work as a mascot, and has enough aggressive qualities to work well for an NHL franchise;

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Not an ounce of this is marketable at all, the team would get laughed at if they embraced any of that. The cultural significance is a decent enough argument, no need to go full tilt on the aquatic biology stuff.  

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2 hours ago, JayMac said:

"Oh no! Not again!"

which is funny because it WAS John Hurt in that scene.  

 

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4 minutes ago, goalieboy82 said:

which is funny because it WAS John Hurt in that scene.  

 

One of the best cameos ever

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1 hour ago, TaylorMade said:

 


Yikes. Probably not significant, but have they paid any attention to the football league that is currently playing?

 

I’m pretty sick of teams trying to force fierce. I don’t get why Orcas (which are fierce and very relevant to the region), Seals or even Otters aren’t on the table.

 

Is anyone else worried they are starting to overthink this to the point where it will be something awful?

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2 hours ago, TenaciousG said:


Yikes. Probably not significant, but have they paid any attention to the football league that is currently playing?

 

 

The definition for Renegades is "a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles."

 

If they wanna go that route, just call them the Traitors or Defectors and have their logo be a portrait of Benedict Arnold.

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3 hours ago, TaylorMade said:

 

 

You’d have to truly be an idiot to screw up some of the layup names suggested to go with the Renegades instead. That would be an absolutely awful name for Seattle’s team. 

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4 hours ago, goalieboy82 said:

and this one:

 

Oh man I haven't seen that since I was a teen. haha

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10 hours ago, CherryMX said:

If they do go with some kind of fish, I hope the mascot bursts open its abdomen between periods and sprays "eggs" (canisters with t-shirts) all over the crowd.


We could name the mascot “Milt Schmidt”...

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On 2/6/2020 at 3:32 PM, Fresno St. Alum said:

I'm guessing no Metropolitans, because a team in a city w the Mariners doesn't want one of the their other teams called the Seattle Mets. Also the Metro conf in the NHL. It would be weird if the Nationals were in the AL and I don't think they'd go w Nationals if they were. So being named after a conf that isn't yours sounds wrong as well.

And what IF the Washington team was in the American League (it wouldn't be because of Baltimore, but nether the less) and they were called the Americans? Same thing.

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19 hours ago, TaylorMade said:

 

good lord that's terrible. I figured this was one of those red herring names that they'd never actually consider. Hopefully this just means that Palm Springs AHL team will be named the Renegades.

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I think Kraken is a ridiculous name, so touche!

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