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    • #126773
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      KiYi-Ute
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      Seattle just released the official name for their new NHL expansion team: The Seattle Kraken.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7N2QXmbEc8&t=6s

      Any other NHL fans on the board? As someone who spent a good chunk of my life living in the Seattle area, I am thrilled to see the NHL put down some roots and to have a home team to root for after supporting other teams in the NHL without a real connection to their city. 

      The jerseys and logo are awesome as well. Can’t wait to finally see this team take the ice. 

      Release the Kraken!

    • #126779
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      ABC123
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      How long before they try to steal the octopus from the Red Wings?

    • #126780
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      GameForAnyFuss
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      I feel like if they don’t nickname their fanbase the Krakheads, that will be a missed opportunity.

    • #126788
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      KiYi-Ute
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      Hah, within about 20 minutes of the name being released, the internet was already proclaiming the new arena as the KrakHouse, so I would assume that we’re not far off from that.

      • #126789
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        UteThunder
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        How could the team/league officials not have foreseen these types of things when they picked that name?

    • #126790
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      utefansince79
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      One of the coolest mascot names ever!

       

    • #126792
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      Sabres ’til I die.

    • #126793

      Those colours flirt dangerously close to the colour-scheme that all other Seattle professional sports teams have. I bet they have an alternate jersey with that neon green.

      • #126794
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        Reminds me of every professional sports team in Utah ending with the letter Z

        • #126795
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          Please don’t connect Salt Lake and Seattle in any manner.

          • #126797
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            • Utah Blaze (arena football)

            • Utah Blitz (women’s football — now defunct)

            • Utah Blitzz (pro soccer — defunct)

            • Salt Lake Buzz (Triple-A baseball — now known as Salt Lake Bees)

            • Utah Catzz (pro indoor football — defunct)

            • Utah Freezz (pro indoor soccer — defunct)

            • Utah Grizzlies (AHL)

            • Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)

            • Utah Jazz (NBA)

            • Orem Owlz (Rookie League baseball)

            • Zion/St. George Pioneerzz (independent baseball — defunct)

            • Utah Starzz (WNBA — defunct)

        • #126798
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          Central Coast Ute
          Participant

          Yep. Damn Realzz Salt Lake!

        • #126810
          ironman1315
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          You could have gone with Pittsburgh where their big three teams (Pirates, Penguins, Steelers) all have the black and gold color scheme.

      • #126803
        PhiladelphiaUte
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        Well it wouldn’t be unprecedented.  Pittsburgh makes everything “Black & Yellow”.

        (Except the Univ. of Pittsburgh that is)

    • #126805
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      Thlete
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      I love it. I joined the Vegas Golden Knights train already – leaving the Blackhawks (mostly) after 20 years – but fun to have another western team and cool name.

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