With Seattle most likely earning the right to be given an expansion team in the NHL, one of the next orders of business was to determine a team name.
Some ideas were Kraken, Emeralds, Evergreens, Rainiers, and Totems.
However, in a press conference Friday, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee could have possibly leaked the official name.
Inslee stated in the press conference, “We cannot wait to get on a high speed rail line to come up and have the greatest rivalry in North America, which is to have the Seattle Totems versus the Vancouver Canucks.”
Although Seattle has not officially been guaranteed an expansion team yet, the odds are pretty good that Seattle will have an NHL team in the next few years.