What if I told you, all the stories you’ve heard as a kid about this mythical sea monster are true. The very same sea monster that preys on the mightiest of foes. The same sea monster that puts fear in men’s hearts all over the world. It snatches their soul and drags it away, down to the depths of the deep blue ocean. No longer can you accuse fishermen, sailors, pirates, or Vikings of lunacy when they speak of the mighty—KRAKEN.
But there’s no need to be afraid, unless you’re one of the other 31 teams in the National Hockey League. At least for now, the small fries in the ocean can play around safely, but when the 2021-2022 NHL season comes around—BEWARE THE KRAKEN.
In addition, it was a mighty task to find a suitable name for this team. It took 20 months and countless fan suggestions before one was chosen.
Potential names included the Seattle Totems, Emeralds, Rainiers, Seawolves, Whales, Seals, Renegades, Sea Lions, Geoducks, Sockeyes, and the Starpucks. All these suggestions could have worked, but when it comes to a tough and hard-nosed sport like hockey, only the strong survive. Thus, I believe they got the name right.
A proper tribute to the mighty community and fans of that city—BEHOLD THE KRAKEN.
Furthermore, the name was not the only significant discovery that we have made about the KRAKEN this summer. In June of 2020, we also discovered the name of where this creature dwells. They call it Climate Pledge Arena, or better (formerly) known as KeyArena. The same site where many battles have been fought and witnessed before. Where countless songs have been sung among large crowds. Where many other great events have taken place like the Century 21 Exposition (1962 World’s Fair).
Soon, the world will acknowledge Climate Pledge Arena as home to the mighty Storm and KRAKEN of Seattle.
What an exciting time it is for hockey fans and sports history!