None whatsoever. Two things in pop culture: RELEASE THE KRAKEN
First uttered by Sir Lawrence Olivier in 1981
then by Liam Neeson in 2010
I don't recall it becoming a catchphrase back in 1981, but there were no memes back then.
Then these guys got the idea to ride the wave following the 2010 launch of the product:
https://workingnotworking.com/projects/ ... dvertising
They decided to go with the giant squid look (or calamari, according to Premier Horgan).
Tod Lieweke has gone all in with the Kraken, but I heard Ron Francis kept the logo from becoming a cartoon worthy of the ECHL.
https://www.bardown.com/kraken-will-be- ... -1.1499121
I feel the same way about this as I did the Raptors--would have made sense describing a team in Drumheller, but has no connection to Toronto.