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Seattle to 'Release the Kraken!' on NHL

Jul 24, 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 fearsome, mythical sea creature - akin to a monstrous squid - was mentioned in an Alfred Lord Tennyson sonnet from 1830 and later popularized in the 1953 novel "The Kraken Wakes'' by John Wyndham. It subsequently landed in some Hollywood movies, including the "Pirates of the Caribbean" fran...