Morning Free Association: Seattle

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One more day and some hours until Bruins hockey begins anew.

In the meantime, we have some news about the NHL’s 32nd franchise.

NHL Seattle may have a name. It’s not the Sockeyes, which as it turns out is already the name of a fictional franchise in the Seattle Sockeyes romance series by Jami Davenport and a current real world Ultimate Frisbee team based in the Emerald City. So, that’s out.

Some wanted to reuse the name of a team that played for 10 seasons for the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, the Seattle Metropolitans. Sure, that’s a nice touch as homage but it’s kind of a dud as a name. Plus, there’s already a Metropolitan Division, so that’s not a great idea.

Others wanted the Totems or even the Sasquatch, one of which sounds like a minor league baseball team and the other an ECHL team.

One name stands above all the rest, especially when it emerges from the dark depths of the Pacific – The Kraken. The team’s Twitter account seemed to allude to this possibility.

A look at everyone as the news broke:

After Twitter erupted in excitement at the news, the team put out a statement to local media, neither confirming nor denying the name.

YOU CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS, SEATTLE! JUST TELL US THE REAL NAME ALREADY!

If it is indeed the Kraken, I’m ready to adopt them as my second team.

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The London Bear
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There’s a Toronto team playing in the English rugby league this year. They’re having to play their first few home games in England though, because it’s too cold in Canada to play rugby!

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Well, it’s about 15° here (-9C) and Toronto is bound to be a lot colder, so yeah fuck playing Rugby in Canada in February.

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Satan 81's Sister

Chilly here this morning. Then again, the past couple of winters anything above 0 felt like a heatwave so this winter has definitely been mild.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. So we’re all ready to become Krak Heads?

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OMG, that’s just begging for novelty hats!
Like the Cheeseheads but with tentacles!

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Satan 81's Sister

I can’t wait to visit the Krak House.

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Hey All!
Heading to Newport. Mom is getting ready to go Home. Talk to youse later.

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Yay, Kraken!

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Le Poulpe Colossal! Love it!