What a year it’s been for the Seattle Kraken! There’s still much excitement surrounding our still fairly new hockey team. Especially because they recently unveiled a brand new mascot to semi-mixed reviews from the internet. So it’s only fair that we see where the Kraken’s new mascot sits among the rest of the NHL.
NY Bet, a popular sports betting site, recently surveyed over 900 NHL fans between the ages of 18 and 76 from the US and Canada and their 2022 favorites have been revealed!
Not only did they publish a catch-all list of best and worst, but they also shared who fans believed was the most annoying, spookiest, and most adorable of the bunch.
In the number one spot, fans placed Al the Octopus of the Detroit Red Wings – who to our surprise, isn’t a traditional mascot.
While most teams have hired someone to bring a costume to life, Al is more of a symbol – appearing on merch, memes, and more.
In second place? According to the report, fans ranked Mick E. Moose of the Winnipeg Jets, followed by Wild Wing (Anaheim Ducks), Carleton Bear (Toronto Maple Leafs), and Slapshot of the Washington Capitals in 5th place.
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Clearly, Seattle isn’t in the top five and unfortunately, we’re not even in the top fifteen. Buoy, the Seattle Krkaen’s mascot hasn’t won over NHL fans yet as it sits in 28th place. Fans are still pretty opinionated about Buoy, as evidenced by the team’s slew of Instagram comments from fans or nonfans.
Followed by Stinger (Columbus Blue Jackets), Spartcat (Ottawa Senators), Harvey the Hound (Calgary Flames), and finally the New York Rangers who have no team mascot.
We’ll give the Seattle Kraken and Buoy a shot, after all, they are still new. With that, Go Kraken!