Seattle looks to be the next entrant in the NHL. As much they have announced a short list of 13 potential names from the squad. However, this is pending the NHL grants them a franchise.
The names include both a mix of local and historical with a couple zany ones thrown in.
Cougars, Eagles. Sea Lions, Whales, Seals are the run of the mill offerings that aren’t great ideas.
Emeralds, Evergreens, Firebirds and Totems are the second tier of quality names higher than the first set.
Sockeyes, Rainiers, Renegades and Krakens are the final and best tier.
Though I must admit my favorite is the novelty Krakens. The one fan named jersey included in the article looks really cool. One could only imagine what they could do with a professional logo designer.
Though if the local flare is what you look for take the Rainer’s name, or even emeralds.
For now, though it’s just fun speculation until the team formally gets announced.