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Release the Kraken! NHL Seattle picks mythical sea creature for its long-awaited team name

Jul 23, 2020 - The Seattle Times

Seattle's incoming NHL franchise has picked "Kraken" as its team name, eschewing more traditional options and going with a moniker that generated some of the most heated debates among local fans.

The mythical sea creature - a type of giant squid - was mentioned in an Alfred Lord Tennyson sonnet from 1830 and later popularized in two 1953 books by Michael Joseph and John Wyndham. It later landed in some Hollywood movies, including the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise produced by curre...