After that fantastic conclusion to the World Junior Championship, I knew I had to make a prospect wrap up video highlighting the players that impressed me, the one’s that proved that they belong in the NHL and the one’s who struggled and made their futures a little more cloudy.
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Matty Beniers Scouting Update
We’ve all been hearing about Matty Beniers, first pick in Seattle Kraken history, and how he’s been lighting it up at Michigan this year. So, I decided to take a look and see how he’s developing, and boy, does he look good.
Kraken Fall To Oilers As Young Players Take The Spotlight
Well, you can’t always win them all right? The Seattle Kraken fell for the first time Tuesday night to the Edmonton Oilers 6-0 in their first ever “away” game (their previous “home” game was played in Spokane while the finishing touches are put on Climate Pledge Arena). On the bright side, those white away jerseysContinue reading “Kraken Fall To Oilers As Young Players Take The Spotlight”
Kraken Win A Memorable First Preseason Game
It is so great to have hockey back, isn’t it?! After getting over the strange sight that was a full lineup of NHL starters in a preseason game, I was taken aback by how “real” it was to watch the Kraken play. You know how it is whenever you’ve waited months for something, whether itContinue reading “Kraken Win A Memorable First Preseason Game”
Kraken Free Agency: Does No State Income Tax Matter?
We hear it every NHL free agency cycle, teams that play in states with no state income tax have a huge advantage when compared to other teams. And yet, when I dug into the numbers, I found that this narrative isn’t quite what it seems…
Reflecting on the Kraken’s Week
This past week was a busy one for us here in the Pacific Northwest, eh? In many ways the Seattle Kraken officially joined the league with the addition of a roster and their participation in their first ever NHL entry draft. Now that we are a few days removed from it all, I thought IContinue reading “Reflecting on the Kraken’s Week”
NHL Entry Draft 1st Round Pick Grades
Emerald City Hockey’s resident scout Dylan Travers gives his grades for all 32 1st round picks in the 2021 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres – Owen Power – Grade: A It’s hard to argue with choosing the consensus first overall player. Even if he’s a total bust, at least everyone else is as surprised as youContinue reading “NHL Entry Draft 1st Round Pick Grades”
Quick Thoughts From Expansion Draft Media Availability
Quick thoughts from media availability – Inevitably, the questions about the pressure brought on by the amazing start the Vegas Golden Knights franchise had, have to roll around. Former Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger is taking a unique approach to the lofty expectations. “If anything, that’s just a positive for us to build off of…seeingContinue reading “Quick Thoughts From Expansion Draft Media Availability”