UPDATE: NHL Seattle officially announced the team name as the Seattle Kraken! Read more here!
All eyes are on Seattle.
The NHL’s 32nd franchise teased out a major announcement coming on Thursday and many have speculated the team name, colors and logo will finally be unveiled.
What will it be The Seattle Sockeyes? Seattle Kraken? Seattle Sirens?
These are just a few of the sea-related monikers being tossed around after the NHL Seattle account dropped a teaser video into the Twittersphere to give fans a chance to speculate.
The video features three people on a fishing boat, preparing to pull up the day’s catch. In the net is a red light. Two of the fishermen begin examining the light, a Washington State ferry sounds and the light begins flashing. Then, dramatic music begins playing and the graphic reads the words “tomorrow.”
You can watch it here:
07.23.2020 - 9:00am PT— Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) July 23, 2020
The 32nd franchise comes to life. pic.twitter.com/4J8k0UTEn3
Many on Twitter took a moment to dissect the video. The fact that the workers are on a fishing boat makes it likely a name like Sockeyes, Steelheads or Kraken could be the one.
Right now I’m imaging perfection:— Kyle Cannillo (@KyleCannillo) July 23, 2020
This goal horn goes off for the “Seattle Kraken” after they score on the Starbucks “Release The Kraken” powerplay in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
*whispers* I kinda like the Seattle Kraken if that’s what it ends up being.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) July 23, 2020
🗣️ SEATTLE KRAKEN OR WE GET MAD ONLINE— Curtis Rogers (@AKidFromKent) July 23, 2020
I'm hoping the Seattle team is called the Kraken but I'm predicting Sockeyes.— Oliver (@oilfan_oli) July 23, 2020
Can't wait for most people to be distracted by the Name tomorrow.— Nine (M's SZN)⚾️ (@Seattle_09) July 23, 2020
Anyways, Sockeyes or Steelheads
Others feel it’s something else…the Seattle Sirens?
What if it’s the Seattle Sirens? Wouldn’t be mad at all.— William Cornell (@raincityseries) July 23, 2020
ohmygod wait is it the seattle sirens— 𝚙𝚒𝚙𝚎𝚛 ✌︎︎ (@sunflowercellys) July 23, 2020
This implies it’s the SEATTLE SIREN 🚨— Roman Oksiuta (@RomanOksiuta) July 23, 2020
Some people are just straight-up confused.
After carefully studying and examining Seattle’s teaser video for tmrw’s announcement, these are some possible team names:— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 23, 2020
Boats, Empty Nets, Kraken, Sockeye, Rubber Boots, Boat Horns, Fog Horns, Seaweed, Red Lights, Grundens Fishing Apparel, Retrievers
It’s worth mentioning that the NHL Seattle ownership group registered 13 potential names for the city’s expansion team back in December. Kraken, Totems, Emeralds, Rainiers, Sockeyes, Renegades, Sea Lions, Seals, Evergreens, Whales, Cougars, Eagles and Firebirds all made the list.
We also discovered in January that there is a sexy, contemporary, new adult, sports romance series called Seattle Sockeyes already. The interesting twist is the plot of the book series, written by USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport, is about a billionaire determined to bring professional hockey to Seattle.
Yeah, we’re not kidding.
Seattleites also have a few guesses into the team’s color after watching the announcement teaser. The short clip features a lot of green and blue hues, along with orange worn on the fishermen’s clothing.
Hopefully, Thursday the guessing game will finally come to a close…20 months later. Tune into the NHL Seattle Twitter account Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. PT to find out what all the hype is about!