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Welcome, Seattle Kraken

“Kraken” to make NHL debut in 2021-2022 season

Future Home Of NHL Team Seattle Kraken Climate Change Arena
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I had “Sockeyes”, but that was already trademarked.

After much debating and hullabaloo, the new kids on the block are the Seattle Kraken. A Kraken, (a word that is not recognized by my spell check) is defined as a cephalopod-like sea monster of gigantic size in Scandinavian folklore. A cursory Google search yields giant upside-down octopus like creatures that are as big as boats.

Beginning in 2021-22, they’ll be the newest team to join the NHL

The Oilers will lose a player to the Kraken at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season. We’ll no doubt hash that more as the time comes. For now, a little bit on the Kraken.

Pro hockey lasted from 1915 until 1924 in Seattle as the Metropolitans donned a logo featuring red, green and white. The new kits are a little different.

These are very nice. As a kid who grew up on Lake Ontario, i dig the nautical theme and the anchor shoulder patch.

The Kraken will replace the Arizona Coyotes in the Pacific Division in their debut season. Arizona will head to the Central Division, giving eight teams to all four divisions in the league. Maybe they’ll even streamline the playoff process instead of taking the top eight teams in each conference. Pipe dream stuff, I know.

Congrats on your expansion team, Seattle. We’ll see you in a year at the expansion draft, where we hope you’ll be friendly enough with the Oilers to value intangibles over production.