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NHL’s New Seattle Kraken Announce Name & Logos

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The Seattle Wild of the Pacific Northwest!

This is the second worst name, to "Wild" in the league. But, like with the Wild, I really dig the logo, colors, and jersey.  The Wild went "busy" on their logo and the Kraken are going simple.  But I really like that jersey and color scheme.

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How long until we see the Chinese fakes?

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What a weird set of ESPN notifications back to back.

 

"Breaking news: Seattle NHL franchise will be called Kraken"

"Breaking news: Washington will be called "Washington Football Team".  

 

Well.  That's quite the dichotomy.  

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1 minute ago, heavybass said:

Also I called the nickname too to be Kraken... and yet I don't get the credit.

No one's keeping score, and most people expected Kraken, regardless of whether or not they liked it. The only people who deserve credit here are the designers who nailed the logos, wordmark, colors, and uniforms.

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I really like the colors. 
 

I hope the shells have some striping or design element. I feel design elements on the pants are an underused thing in the NHL. 

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23 minutes ago, jerrylawless3 said:

“Mystery of the sea”

Chicken of the sea

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1 minute ago, sc49erfan15 said:

 

I'd rather be a contrarian than a curmudgeon. 

So disliking something makes you a curmudgeon? You like every single uniform/team name ever unveiled?

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6 minutes ago, Thaumatrope said:

I agree with the consensus that this is one hell of a mixed bag.

 

I wont rewrite everything that I put down on the other thread, but I'll just say that the Kraken name is deeply flawed. That being said, the branding is solid and I'm looking forward to seeing the secondary anchor/space needle popping up everywhere. The colors are unique while still being Seattle-esque, and different enough from Vancouver to not cause any confusion. My hope for the team a this point is that the branding is strong enough that everyone will forget how awful the team name is in the long run...that being said, ask Minnesota how that process is going.

 

Welcome to the darkest timeline.


Nah, just the timeline where a good identity comes with an awful name. You know, a timeline with Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Oklahoma City Thunder, RULE FOUR VIOLATION, Ottawa REDBLACKS, etc. 

 

It’s just a bit goofy, not dark. With naming ideas like these, I’m glad MLS has gone in its current direction.

 

I do apologize for my Sparky comments.

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1 minute ago, FSUViking said:

THIS. Thank you.

 

SO tired of this community sh**ting on absolutely everything that every team ever does. Meanwhile, they'll go into the concepts thread and praise and drool over every sub standard uninspiring logo or uniform somebody creates here.

Just this year the boards absolutely adored the Padres and Chargers new uniforms, for good reason. We're praising the Kraken's logos and uniforms because they look great, despite the name! I don't know where you're getting " :censored:ting on absolutely everything that every team ever does" simply because the board isn't a fan of the name, or things like the Rams new logos/uniforms.

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5 minutes ago, nash61 said:

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These are really giving me Ducks vibes (especially the sleeves).

 

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Gotta admit, this feels like the Wild all over again. A killer colour scheme, a subtle logo that will look killer on merch, terrific jerseys..... but horrid NAME. 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

MOD EDIT

 

I want to like the identity but the name kills it.

Edited by officeglenn
Not something to be made light of right now.

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The colors are awesome, the jerseys are great, the logos aren't awful...but the name. Good lord, they had to go with the exact kind of ECHL minor-league name that I didn't want them to go with and of course that's what they go with.

 

"Sockeyes" would've been perfect, but nah gotta go full on tryhard-cool.

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3 minutes ago, nash61 said:

 Because 

 

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and 

 

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have given way to 

 

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and

 

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Fair. I thought they'd at least try and avoid blue as the main color since Vancouver is going to be their closest geographic rival. 

 

How'd I forget the Oilers went orange... 

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Nobody else is looking at that jersey and thinking about the Ducks.  Stop.

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2 minutes ago, Chromatic said:

So disliking something makes you a curmudgeon? You like every single uniform/team name ever unveiled?

 

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6 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:


Nah, just the timeline where a good identity comes with an awful name. You know, a timeline with Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Oklahoma City Thunder, RULE FOUR VIOLATION, Ottawa REDBLACKS, etc. 

 

It’s just a bit goofy, not dark.

 

I do apologize for my [REDACTED] comments.

 

Just a throwback to my comment on the other thread.

 

Despite the mods efforts...I think we can agree that there is going to be a general and non-specific group of individuals who are going to be using this turn of events as an opportunity/excuse to be less than ideal community members. I think we can agree that this general and non-specific group of individuals is part of the reason why the Kraken name has been so challenging to accept for some of us.

 

MOD EDIT

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The name, meh, but I like the logos! :D

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