There are plenty of good choice on that list, so it’s probably best to rank them.
Naming your team after a mythical creature is an extremely minor-league move. It’s an especially bad idea when that creature has no real tie to the region. The Kraken is a monster with origins in the north Atlantic, not the Pacific Northwest.
The Totems were Seattle’s longest-running pro hockey team, lasting from 1944 to 1975 as members of the minor Western Hockey League. They took their name from the totem poles carved by indigenous people of the Northwest, which later inspired the logos of the Seahawks and Seattle Thunderbirds junior hockey team. Native American names are controversial, now more than ever, but the Seattle hockey team could consult with local indigenous groups to create a totem-inspired logo that’s respectful of native culture and represents the team’s values.
Every time the Seahawks play a home game in primetime, what do you see? Guys throwing salmon around in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It’s extremely cliché at this point but salmon really are synonymous with Washington state. The name also has the fantastic double-entendre of hockey players getting socked in the eye during a fight. Imagine a Sammy Sockeye mascot dressed like a hockey goon with a big black eye and a bunch of missing teeth. The only complicating factor is that Pamela Bowerman, an IT systems worker from Washington state who writes a series of sexy hockey novels with names like “Skating on Thin Ice” and “Body Checking” under the name Jami Davenport, has already filed for a trademark on Seattle Sockeyes.
I was going to go with Totems. But that went out the window with this video. So it's got to be one of these other two.https://www.si.com/nhl/2018/12/04/seatt ... s-rainiers