The team press release says it best:
On March 1, 2018, Seattle sports and hockey fans throughout the Northwest–32,000 strong–made sure that the NHL knew we were ready. Then, December 5, 2019, the NHL awarded Seattle the 32nd franchise in the league. And now, July 23, 2020, the Seattle Kraken are finally released.
That’s right: Get ready for the immortal Laurence Olivier uttering the famous proclamation every time there is a highlight or rallying cry for the Seattle Kraken. Just ignore the Liam Neeson imitation, too, while you’re at it.
Climate Pledge Arena will be rocking, hopefully, when the time comes for the Kraken to take the ice as the NHL’s newest franchise. But don’t take our word for it. Again, we quote the team, from its website:
The largest octopus on planet Earth lives right here in Puget Sound. The Giant Pacific Octopus lurks in the deep around Seattle. According to Tacoma legend, they inhabit the ruins of collapsed bridge ‘Galloping Gertie’ with the infamous ‘King Octopus.’ National Geographic notes the biggest on record at 30 ft wide and over 600 lbs. If you encountered that in the depths of our Sound, you’d tell tales of one thing … You just saw the Kraken.
We can’t wait for Fall 2021, all things considered, for the debut of this team in that city with its rabid sports fanbase. Now if the NBA would just consider returning to the Emerald City, all would be right with the world …