An absolutely electric name, the Seattle NHL franchise has officially decided on the nickname, Kraken. The Seattle Kraken will debut next season in a city that is starved for more professional sports, it was once a phenomenal basketball town will now have a team in three of the four major sports and I believe the NBA will eventually return to Seattle. Admittedly, I am not too familiar with all-things Kraken, I do know that there was rum called kraken and back in my drinking days before I got sober the Kraken crushed me. After a night of an italian feast, I drank a bottle of Kraken and puked all over our bedroom walls and my wife who was my girlfriend at the time came close to murdering me so that’s really where my experience ends but nonetheless it is a phenomenal name for a team.
I grew up as a New York Rangers fan but if you start throwing names like Kraken around for me to pick from then I might have to jump ship. I hope for introductions before every game we get a giant octopus or whatever the hell it is lifted down from the ceiling onto the ice and it shoots steam out of its tentacles, welcome to the thunder dome.
These are the types of mascots that we need in sports, you can have a whole production before home games. Get Morgan Freeman to do some voice over about Kraken’s living deep beneath the sea and now they are emerging for vengeance, get a huge video montage of angry seas, pirate ships tipping over, then some hardcore music and out skate the Seattle Kraken, that is intimidating as it comes.