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”

Kraken to Interview Rick Tocchet for Head Coach Position, per report

In recent weeks, we’ve speculated about who the Kraken may target to be their first head coach. We now know at least one name who will be on the shortlist to be the first ever Seattle Kraken coach. According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, the Kraken plan to interview former Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick TocchetContinue reading “Kraken to Interview Rick Tocchet for Head Coach Position, per report”

Who Will Be The Kraken’s First Coach?

Who will be the first head coach of the Seattle Kraken? Aside from the roster, it’s the biggest unknown that remains for a team that’s already hired most of its front office personnel. It’s a question that Kraken General Manager Ron Francis, the man who will be tasked with hiring the coach, knows is onContinue reading “Who Will Be The Kraken’s First Coach?”

ECH Kraken News: Ron Francis Presser, Coaching Hire Timetable, and Ice Slabs?

This week on Kraken News, we discuss Kraken GM Ron Francis’ latest press conference including their time table for hiring a head coach, as well as the ice slabs being poured at their training facility and the new youth program hires!

ECH Kraken News: Kraken Active At Trade Deadline But Missing Out On College Free Agents

In this episode of Kraken News, we talk about the recent reports that Ron Francis has been talking with teams heading into the NHL trade deadline about what it will take for teams to retain their deadline acquisitions in the expansion draft. Then we talk about Seattle’s final expansion payment and how its delay isContinue reading “ECH Kraken News: Kraken Active At Trade Deadline But Missing Out On College Free Agents”

Happy Birthday, Ron Francis!

Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis turns 58 years old today. 58 will be an important year for Francis, as he’ll guide the Kraken through their expansion draft and the start of their inaugural season. Kraken fans have gotten well-acquainted with Francis since he was named Kraken GM almost two years ago, but here areContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Ron Francis!”

What Baseggio Will Bring to the Kraken: 5 Takeaways

On July 30th, the Kraken announced the hiring of Dave Baseggio as their Director of Pro Scouting. Before we look at what to expect from Baseggio, here’s a bit of background on NHL scouting and his expected role as Director of Pro Scouting for the Kraken. NHL scouts work in the hockey operations department andContinue reading “What Baseggio Will Bring to the Kraken: 5 Takeaways”

Could Seattle Trade For Jack Eichel?

Oh, Buffalo. After yet another disappointing season, many in the hockey world are pondering what major changes the Sabres might make to right the ship, including possibly trading their captain Jack Eichel. Fans and media alike in every NHL market are speculating about whether their team could be a landing spot for the star center.Continue reading “Could Seattle Trade For Jack Eichel?”

Why a Flat Salary Cap Will Benefit Seattle

As the NHL finalizes its plans for an attempted return to play, each piece of news reminds us that these are not normal circumstances for the league. The economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has extended to nearly every industry, and professional sports are no exception. The NHL stands to lose millions of dollarsContinue reading “Why a Flat Salary Cap Will Benefit Seattle”