Sound of Hockey is brought to you by NHLtoSeattle.com. This show is a general hockey podcast - produced for and by hockey fans - which will often feature news and discussion surrounding the sport in Seattle and the rest of the Pacific Northwest (the... Sound... area. Get it?). John Barr, Andy Eide…
And just like that, the 2022-23 hockey season has all but ended, as the Stanley Cup was awarded this week to the Colorado Avalanche after they knocked off the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sound Of Hockey Podcast guys recap that fun series and share some of their favorite moments from the Cup celebration to date. After Cup talk, John, Andy, and Darren shift their focus to Kraken talk, then Hockey Hall of Fame induction talk. Next, we get a couple quick junior-related updates and an AHL update before segments, which this week include Bad Boys, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
It's a fun episode this week with a fun guest. On Episode 193, the Sound Of Hockey Podcast welcomes Dave Tomlinson, radio color commentator for the Seattle Kraken. Dave is fresh off of grinding out 30 games in 14 days at the IIHF World Championship, so John, Andy, and Darren ask about that experience before diving into Dave's long and winding road as a professional player and eventually a broadcaster. Aside from the interview with Dave, the guys also discuss the news that Dan Bylsma was hired as the first coach of the Coachella Valley Firebirds and share some additional Kraken-related tidbits before updating you on the Stanley Cup Final. After the interview with Dave, the guys shift to segments, which this week include Let's Get Quizzical, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
On this week's Sound Of Hockey Podcast, the guys give a couple quick Seattle Kraken updates, revolving around the signing of Finnish free agent Ville Petman and the re-signing of Jeremy Lauzon with the Nashville Predators. They then shift their focus to junior hockey, where they discuss the Seattle Thunderbirds falling just short against the Edmonton Oil Kings and Kraken prospect Ryan Winterton reaching the Memorial Cup. Eventually, John, Andy, and Darren circle back around to NHL talk, discussing the opening of the Stanley Cup Final, Bruce Cassidy and John Tortorella getting hired by NHL teams, and Gary Bettman's latest presser. Segments this week include Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, Tweets of the Week, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
For Seattle hockey fans, things haven't gone their way recently. The Seattle Thunderbirds are now down 3-1 in the WHL Championship Series after losing two straight at home this week to the Edmonton Oil Kings, and Kraken goalie Chris Driedger tore his ACL playing in the IIHF World Championship. On this episode, the Sound Of Hockey Podcast breaks down those WHL games and discusses what options the Kraken have to backfill Driedger's position. Also discussed on this show, USA Hockey has released its latest data, and Washington State has predictably seen quite an uptick. We then have a HYPE-o-thetical, Weekly One-Timers, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
This is a very listener-centric episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, as John, Andy, and Darren spend a significant portion of the show interacting with Mailbag questions and five-star reviews. Hilarity ensues, as does some thoughtful debate. Meanwhile, the Seattle Thunderbirds have advanced to the WHL Championship Series, which gets plenty of attention, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are down to just four teams remaining. Other topics this week Charlotte being eliminated from the AHL playoffs and John being enthralled by Tempe, AZ City Council meetings. Segments this week include Weekly One-Timers, Tweets of the Week, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
There's been a lot happening in the hockey world this past week, and the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here to bring you up to speed. From the Seattle Thunderbirds continuing their run deep in the WHL playoffs to the three remaining second-round NHL playoff series, John, Andy, and Darren will fill you in on all that has transpired. NHL topics discussed include, but are not limited to: The Kraken reportedly (but unofficially) signing Samuel Bucek. The Flames and Oilers both giving up hilarious goals. The Panthers getting swept Name Kadri turning from villain to hero. Segments this week include Hype-o-theticals, Weekly One-Timers, Tweets of the Week, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Episode 188 is here, and there are conversations to be had about all levels of hockey, from the WHL to the AHL to the NHL. At the AHL level, the Charlotte Checkers are alive and well and are heading into the second... er... third round of the Calder Cup playoffs. In the WHL, the Seattle Thunderbirds have reached the Western Conference Championship Series and will take on the Kamloops Blazers. And at the NHL level, the second round of the playoffs is now underway. Looking back on the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Sound Of Hockey Podcast discusses the onslaught of Game 7's that happened last week and the many wonders of Jake Oettinger (among other topics). Eventually, John, Andy, and Darren will shift to segments, which this week include Weekly One-Timers, Tweets of the Week, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The NHL Draft Lottery has passed, and the Seattle Kraken will pick No. 4 overall. It's not the outcome Kraken fans wanted, but the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is convinced the team will get a good player. They break down some of the options and talk about how they think the top of the draft will shake out. John, Andy, and Darren also give some thoughts on other Kraken news, like the signing of free agent Peetro Seppälä, before updating on the AHL and WHL playoffs. They then shift their focus to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which are in full swing, and talk about what each of their respective favorite series has been in the first round. After plenty of playoff talk, the guys move to segments, which this week include Bad Boys, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The Seattle Kraken season is now officially over. The games have been played, the lockers have been cleaned out, and the end-of-conference press conferences have been had. On this episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, John, Andy, and Darren will bring you up to date on all the last tidbits of the franchise's inaugural season. Meanwhile, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are also now in full swing, which means this show moving toward the offseason is going to shift back to its roots as a general hockey podcast. The biggest piece of general hockey news from this past week just so happened to be Louie Domingue's in-game meal for Game 1 of Pittsburgh's series against the Rangers, so that gets plenty of discussion. After diving into Domingue's culinary choices, the guys shift to a Mailbag from listeners, which covers several different Kraken-related topics. Finally, the show moves to segments, which this week include You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The NHL regular season is winding down, and the Seattle Kraken are closing in on a top-five pick in the NHL Draft, thanks to several recent organic losses. In this episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, John, Andy, and Darren recap the last few Kraken games up through Tuesday's loss to the Vancouver Canucks. In fact, they began recording this episode just minutes after that game ended. After plenty of Kraken talk, you'll get a WHL Update from WHL correspondent, Andy Eide. Then you'll get a Western Conference playoff picture update from John. After that, Darren surprises the guys with an unexpected "Let's Get Quizzical." Following Quizzical, the guys transition to Weekly One-Timers, Then Tweets of the Week and SOH's Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
This is a fun one, folks! The Sound Of Hockey Podcast couldn't have timed its interview guest any better, as NHL linesman Vaughan Rody will hang up his stripes after 22 years in the league following Wednesday's game between the Seattle Kraken and the Colorado Avalanche. Rody has an incredible story to tell, and he lives locally in the Seattle area, so his connections to the Pacific Northwest run deep. He will definitely make you laugh a few times, too, so tune in for this one. Also in this episode, John, Andy, and Darren do some more gushing over Matty Beniers, who now has two goals in as many home games, and they recap those two Kraken games in full. After the interview with Vaughan Rody, the guys shift to their regular segments, which are plentiful this week, and cover such topics as fans covering Ryan Hartman's fine for flipping the bird to Evander Kane and Dryden McKay accepting a six-month suspension for a banned substance. Segments include Goalie Gear Corner, Bad Boys, You Don't See That Every Day, and more! SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
It's been an eventful week for the Seattle Kraken and their fans, as No. 2 overall draft pick Matty Beniers signed his entry-level contract and made his NHL debut against the Calgary Flames. The news generated a ton of buzz around Seattle, and Beniers lived up to the hype in his first official showing. The Kraken have also played four games since the last episode, so John, Andy, and Darren break down those contests before moving to a rare "Mail Bag" segment, which got some great participation from listeners. After closing the mail bag, Darren discusses the NCAA Frozen Four, which ended with Denver University as national champion. He also talks about the outcome of the Hobey Baker Award and what is happening with players leaving college to sign in the NHL. Eventually, the guys shift to segments, which this week feature Bad Boys, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The good news... correction, the GREAT news is that Joey Daccord is back on Sound Of Hockey for his second appearance, and he is once again electrifying! The bad news is that Darren has COVID. But that's ok, because he has a great time talking to Joey (via Zoom, obvi), and that makes everything better. The boys are confident that you will love this second interview with Daccord, who shares some awesome stories about playing in Charlotte, getting called up to Seattle, and being part of the Kraken's home opener. Before the interview, John, Andy, and Darren recap the Kraken games against Los Angeles, Vegas, and Dallas, then give some general NHL news. After the interview, they shift the show into segments, with the first being an NCAA Frozen Four edition of Games on the Radar. They then move to Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, Tweets of the Week, and Three Stars. It's a battle this week, but this show is a very fun one. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The guys record Episode 181 of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast fresh off a win for Matty Beniers and Michigan, sending that team to the NCAA Frozen Four. The win over Quinnipiac means Beniers watch has been delayed for another week. In the interim, there's plenty of Kraken hockey to watch and talk about (though there were only two games to discuss prior to this episode). One thing worth noting is a hot start by Daniel Sprong after he was acquired at the NHL Trade Deadline. After a hearty dose of Kraken and NCAA talk, John, Andy, and Darren shift to break down the Evgenii Dadonov fiasco in Vegas. They then move into their segments, which this week include Weekly One-Timers, Tweets of the Week, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The first NHL Trade Deadline in the history of the Seattle Kraken is now in the rearview, and the Sound Of Hockey Podcast has a LOT to discuss this week. General manager Ron Francis moved Calle Jarnkrok, Mark Giordano, Colin Blackwell, Jeremy Lauzon, Mason Appleton, and Marcus Johansson, and collected a boatload of draft picks. On this episode, hear all about what this means for the future of the franchise and how the team performed in general during this chaotic period. Aside from plenty of deadline talk about the Kraken, the guys also discuss what happened around the rest of the league by way of "Interesting or Carry On?" Before all that, they break down the two recent Kraken games against the Lightning and Red Wings and chat about what's happening down on the farm. The Men's NCAA Tournament is getting underway this week, so there's also a fair dose of college hockey talk, plus some Serious Business, Weekly One-Timers, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The Trade Deadline is almost upon us, and the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here to discuss how the first couple transactions of this busy time in the NHL impact the values of potential Kraken trades. Before they get to that, John, Andy, and Darren recap the two Kraken games played since the last episode. They also give some other quick Seattle-related hits and a "Down on the Farm" update about Matty Beniers. Other topics touched on this week include Jack Eichel's salty comments in his return to Buffalo and the MN State High School Hockey Tournament (which Darren loves). Eventually, the show shifts to segments, which include Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, You Don't See That Every Day, and Sound Of Hockey's Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Just kidding. We promise the guys don't *actually* talk about Russell Wilson that much on this latest episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast... but they do mention it. Of course, the Wilson news was overshadowed by Jared McCann's five-year contract extension, which John, Andy, and Darren *do* breakdown at length after discussing the last four Kraken games. They also discuss some of the other recent roster moves and the Ron Francis presser. That leads nicely into the return of "Translating Ron Francis," which is always a good time, as well as some trade deadline predictions and praise for Alison Lukan. Once the Kraken talk dies down, the guys transition into segments, which include You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT! On the latest Sound Of Hockey Podcast, the guys welcome Seattle Kraken leading scorer, Jared McCann. John and Darren have a fantastic conversation with Jared about his journey to the Kraken, his experiences with the team in its inaugural season, the Trade Deadline, and so much more. Whether you're a Kraken fan or just a hockey fan in general, you won't want to miss this one. Also on this episode, the guys break down the two most recent Kraken games, and Andy shares his thoughts on the Battle of the Sound game between the Thunderbirds and the Silvertips. Before they get to the interview with McCann, the guys shift gears and discuss how the hockey world is responding to the crisis in Ukraine. After the interview, the show transitions into its segments, which this week feature Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
It's a long episode, but a fantastic one. This week, the Sound Of Hockey welcomes the coaches of both local WHL teams, as those teams prepare to play one another in the Battle of the Sound at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday. With Dennis Williams of the Everett Silvertips, the guys discuss the continued success of that organization, the high-end prospects that have played for them, and the many hats that Williams wears as both the GM and head coach. Then O'Dette expresses his excitement to finally be a friend of the pod and shares the differences between coaching in the ECHL versus the WHL. He also talks about the skill on his current team and the impact that some new additions have made this season. Both interviews are great. Aside from those interviews, you'll also hear some Kraken talk, as John, Andy, and Darren discuss Seattle's recent fruitless Canadian road trip and a strange home game against the New York Islanders. John also shares some tidbits from a recent presentation made by Tod and Tim Leiweke about the state of the franchise. After the interviews, the guys shift to segments, which feature You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The guys start the latest episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast by falling on the... spear (sort of)... for a mishap on their last show. They then dive right into Kraken talk, recapping an eventful week for the team, which sandwich a nice win and a skills exhibition between two rather stinky losses. John, Andy, and Darren then shift their focus to the NHL as a whole, which had some big stories over the past week like coach firings, Jack Eichel returning, and Tyler Toffoli getting traded. They then move into segments, which cover a lot of ground this week. Segments include Bad Boys, Goalie Gear Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, and Weekly One-Timers. Oh, and all of this got recorded while the USA men were playing against Slovakia, so you get some real-time reactions from the boys. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The Sound Of Hockey Podcast is back from the All-Star break, and the guys start this episode out on an extremely high note. With no Kraken games to talk about (this show was recorded on Wednesday before Seattle faced Arizona), John, Andy, and Darren instead spend time breaking down the women's game between Team USA and Team Canada at the Winter Olympics. They then shift to some general Kraken talk, including taking a look back at the first half and making some predictions for the second half. Next, the guys recap some of the All-Star Game festivities and Gary Bettman's press conference at that event, before moving onto their segments. Segments this week include Serious Business, Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The boys are back in BarrDown Studios for Episode 173 of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, recording fresh off Philipp Grubauer pitching the first shutout in the history of the Kraken. Seattle had a decent road trip in general, and John, Andy, and Darren have full analysis of what went right and what went wrong. They then move into general NHL news, including the All-Star Game and its festivities, the latest PR catastrophy for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Coyotes playing at the ASU arena next year, and Evander Kane becoming an Edmonton Oiler. After all that, they move into segments, which this week include Goalie Gear Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, Bad Boys, and Weekly One-Timers. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
BONUS EPISODE WITH A BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT! John Forslund deserves his own episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, so John Forslund gets his own episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast. Darren and Andy spoke with the TV voice of the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena prior to Kraken morning skate last week. John does not disappoint. He tells fantastic stories that range from the beginning of Desert Storm to punching mascots, and he takes you through the journey that led him to becoming the legendary broadcaster that he is today. This conversation will make you laugh and feel inspired all at once. When it's done, you'll think you've known John personally for years. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The guys cover a LOT in this episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, and in the process, they introduce you to the newest member of the Seattle Kraken, Karson Kuhlman. Kuhlman was claimed off waivers from the Boston Bruins last week, so he talks about the whirlwind it has been to get to Seattle and get acclimated to his new team and city. He also shares some thoughts on playing for the UMD Bulldogs and the Bruins and explains why Darren is wrong about Duck, Duck, Grey Duck. Aside from the chat with Karson, the guys also dig into the last three Kraken games since the previous episode, in which Seattle won two out of three against the Sharks, Blues, and Panthers. John, Andy, and Darren are especially amped up about the outcome of the Florida game. They also talk about the Coachella Valley Firebirds jersey and Darren defends Jeremy Lauzon again. Before getting to the Kuhlman interview, they dig into the very difficult topic of racism in hockey, hoping that the conversation can fuel even the smallest change in a few folks out there. After the Kuhlman interview, the guys move on to their segments, which this week include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
It's a big-time episode this week with a big-time guest! As the Seattle Kraken prepare to take on the San Jose Sharks, the guys welcome Sharks rookie center Jasper Weatherby onto the Sound Of Hockey Podcast. Jasper is an awesome guy who surprised the hockey world by making the Sharks out of training camp this season. Off the ice, he has been a leader in the hockey world on social justice issues and has plenty of ties to the Pacific Northwest. It's a fun interview. Also on this episode, John, Andy, and Darren start by giving their commentary on the current media-related train wreck in Edmonton, where Leon Draisaitl recently got into a tiff with Jim Matheson. They then shift to the latest Kraken news including the team finally breaking its nine-game losing streak with a win over an outstanding Marc-Andre Fleury and the Chicago Blackhawks. Darren of course gives his thoughts on the Kraken revealing a team puppy, and after that the guys move onto general hockey news. Segbits this week include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, Three Stars, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The guys are back in BarrDown Studios for Episode 170 of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, which brings the shenanigans up a notch! The Seattle Kraken are in the midst of an eight-game losing streak, and John, Andy, and Darren are recording fresh off of Thursday's loss to the St. Louis Blues. But despite the miserable spiral of the Kraken, the guys are feeling surprisingly optimistic about the future of the team. So, if you're a Kraken fan needing a lift, this is the podcast for you! This episode starts with some Wes McCauley silliness, followed by discussion about Kodak Black taking the hockey world by... storm. It then shifts to the outlook of the Kraken for quite a while, before turning to the hockey world as a whole. Plenty of discussion about the Team USA Olympic roster (which includes Matty Beniers), Tuukka Rask returning to the Bruins, and Evander Kane somehow still being pursued. Segbits include Goalie Gear Corner, Serious Business, Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, and MORE! SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
FINALLY hockey is (sort of) back, and so is the Sound Of Hockey Podcast! The long layoff led the guys to take an unexpected break from recording, but they are happy to be back in your speakers for this new episode. On this podcast, the guys talk through the three losses the Seattle Kraken have suffered since the Christmas holiday, as well as the latest injury and COVID news from the team. They also discuss some of the very cool off-ice developments that happened at Climate Pledge Arena during the Kraken game against the Vancouver Canucks. Once they've given plenty of attention to the Kraken, John, Andy, and Darren go outside of Seattle to share their thoughts on the cancellations of the IIHF World Junior Championship and the Women's U18 tournament. They also touch on the Winter Classic before moving on to segments. Segments this week include Bad Boys, Goalie Gear Corner, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
A quick disclaimer, the guys recorded on Sunday night, and lots of COVID-related news broke on Monday, so some of what's said in this show has already changed. In line with that, Darren opens this episode of Sound Of Hockey by calling it Episode 186, but he's just trying keep you on your toes (it's actually Episode 168). Though it had only been a few days since the last episode and only one game had passed for the Kraken, there was still a fair amount of Kraken news to report, as Jamie Oleksiak and Carson Soucy went into COVID protocol and Brandon Tanev got injured. So, John, Andy, and Darren discuss the Edmonton game at length and break down how those pieces of news broke. They then discuss what is happening in the hockey world as a whole from a COVID perspective and get into some conspiracy theories about why Paul Maurice resigned as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets. Next, Andy gives a WHL Update, which leads nicely into a World Junior Championship primer. That tournament gets underway later this week. Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, Bad Boys, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Thrilled to be back in BarrDown Studios, things go a bit haywire on this latest episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast. Darren, John, and Andy start off well, exuberant about being back in the same room. But the show hits the fan toward the end, when Andy notices that a certain important weekly segbit has been completely skipped. Hilarity ensues. The guys start this episode by discussing the Kraken's controversial foray into NFT's, before meticulously breaking down the games that have passed since the last show. When they've gotten through all the Kraken news, the guys discuss the firestorm of COVID around the NHL and what it means. They then give a WHL Update before some World Junior Championship discussion. They eventually move on to segbits, and that's where things go sideways. Segbits this week include (sort of) Get Off My Lawn, Goalie Gear Corner, Three Stars, and eventually Weekly One-Timers. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The Sound Of Hockey Podcast has a LOT to discuss this week, after the Seattle Kraken experienced significant ups and downs over the course of a week, and the hockey world at large had some big-time stories. There's plenty of Kraken talk in the early going here, as the guys break down the Detroit, Edmonton, and Pittsburgh games before expanding outside of Seattle. Even before all that, John, Andy, and Darren open the show by discussing a dog doing its business on the center ice logo for the Philadelphia Flyers, which ironically came right around the time of that team firing its head coach. And speaking of coaches being fired, the Vancouver Canucks cleaned house and brought in one of Darren's favorite coaches ever in Bruce Boudreau. Other stories that get touched on in this episode are the Jason Spezza suspension for kneeing Neal Pionk, who was coincidentally also suspended for kneeing in the same game. And of course, the guys do not miss the unbelievable Trevor Zegras to Sonny Milano goal or Sergei Federov pulling his goalie in overtime. Segbits this week include Serious Business, Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, Three Stars, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Don't look now, but the Seattle Kraken are suddenly cruising, having won four of their last five games, and the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here to talk about it (because of course it is)! This episode starts with Darren needing to get something off his chest, so he dives right into a Get Off My Lawn, while Andy and John desperately try to calm him down. Then they get to their Kraken talk, which is plentiful. After beating Washington and Carolina at home, Seattle has been on the road, where it has beaten the Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres, but lost to the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning. There's lots to unpack from these victories, including an injury and an illness, impressive play by Will Borgen, and improved goaltending. Once the Kraken talk dies down, the guys tour around the NHL via Serious Business, where they discuss the waiving of Matt Murray and Evander Kane and the firing of Marc Bergevin and... well... pretty much everyone else in Montreal. Segments this week include Weekly One-Timers, Goalie Gear Corner, and Three Stars. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Things were bad... then they were really bad... then they were good! The Seattle Kraken snapped a miserable six-game losing streak with an impressive win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday, and the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here to break down the roller coaster ride that has been this past week. Within the Kraken section that starts the show, the guys really get into what the fan reaction was during the very tough stretch and what it meant to the team, as well as some mascot news. John, Andy, and Darren then look ahead at upcoming matchups for Seattle, before diving into their usual segbits. You will get plenty of Kraken talk from this one, folks! The segbits this week include Three Stars, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. You are warned, this thing gets really off the rails toward the end to the show, as Darren and Andy try to force in a late addition "Down on the Farm." SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Feeling anxious about the Kraken and their losing streak? Then have we got a podcast for you! It's the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, of course! On this week's episode, Alison Lukan makes her second appearance on the show to dig into some of the underlying numbers and help Seattle fans make sense of what has been happening during this tailspin. She shares her thoughts on how the team is performing, what's happening with goaltending, and why math indicates that pulling the goalie early is the right thing to do (though Darren refuses to accept her very logical explanation). Also on this show, John, Andy, and Darren give their own Kraken analysis and check in on Matty Beniers, who is tearing up the Big Ten for Michigan. Segments (segbits?) include Three Stars, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. By popular demand, here is the SOH Discord. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The Sound Of Hockey Podcast is back with a new chuckle-inducing episode that the guys think you will really enjoy. As always, it's heavy on the segbits, as John, Andy, and Darren meander through the world of hockey, both at the NHL level and beyond. Plenty of Seattle Kraken talk to start the show, like what happened on a painful road trip and how much of the recent struggles have been due to goaltending. But then the guys shift their focus to discuss: The Jack Eichel trade The Bob Murray resignation The quality of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Segments this week include Sound Of Hockey's Three Stars, Down on the Farm, Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Episode 161 of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here. Lots to break down for the guys this week, both from the Kraken perspective and from the hockey world in general. First, they dig in a bit on Seattle's first homestand and what they liked and didn't like from the team, as well as the experience of attending the games. They also share some updates on what's coming from the Kraken for the rest of the week. They then move on to the story that gripped the whole hockey world this past week, which was the Kyle Beach and Chicago Blackhawks situation. Interestingly, John, Andy, and Darren did not go into the show with the intention of talking about it that much, being that it has been discussed so broadly over the last week. But once they got talking about it, it was hard to stop. We then get an update of what's happening down on the farm, a Serious Business, Goalie Gear Corner, and Bad Boys. We also hear a Get Off My Lawn from Darren, who is irked that other larger outlets seem to have no issue stealing content. The show closes with Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Sound Of Hockey is fresh off of an unforgettable opening night at Climate Pledge Arena, and John, Andy, and Darren have lots of recapping to do. From the game itself and analysis of the state of the Seattle Kraken to the game presentation and fans in Crapweasels jerseys, there's a lot to unpack. The discussion of Saturday night's momentous event takes up a good chunk of the episode, but eventually the guys move on to their segbits, which travel all around the NHL and even take a look at what's happening with some of Seattle's prospects with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers. This week represents the triumphant return of Sound Of Hockey's Three Stars. You'll also get another round of Pacific Pulse, a Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
A LOT has happened in the hockey world since the last Sound Of Hockey Podcast episode, and the guys are back to bring you up to speed. Specifically, the Seattle Kraken have played five road games since the last show, so there's a ton to discuss from those games. John and Darren also share their experiences from the game in Vegas and John discusses his experience from Nashville. The segbits get a little out of control this week. Pacific Pulse (new segbit) Serious Business Bad Boys You Don't See That Every Day Weekly One-Timers Tweets of the Week And don't worry, the guys work in some discussion on the Evander Kane fake vax card. It's a lively and fun episode this week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT! Also, disclaimer... Darren apologizes for forgetting to turn the volume on his mic down when the guys welcome TIM LEIWEKE, CEO OF THE OAK VIEW GROUP, THE ORGANIZATION BUILDING CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA onto the show! The Seattle Kraken never would have happened if it weren't for Tim, and he's here to share his story. It's a good one, so tune in for this. He will get you SO PUMPED for opening night at Climate Pledge Arena. Plus, plenty of Kraken hockey talk to get you pumped for the team's first game in Vegas, a general (but focused) NHL season preview, and of course news from around the league. Segments this week include Serious Business, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Heavy Kraken talk is becoming the norm on the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, and this episode is no different because the guys have plenty to discuss. After the last two "home" preseason games, played in Everett and Kent, John, Andy, and Darren share their thoughts on what they're seeing from the team. Next, Andy gives a WHL update. Then the guys dig into the Robin Lehner situation that arose this week, as he has gotten himself involved in the Jack Eichel saga in an interesting way. Finally, the guys roll into segments, which feature You Don't See That Every Day, Serious Business, Weekly One-Timers, and an underwhelming Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
The Sound Of Hockey guys are riding high for Episode 156, as they're back in BarrDown Studios to record together for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Oh, and the Seattle Kraken are playing real (preseason) hockey. There's plenty of Kraken talk in this episode, as John, Andy, and Darren relive their experiences from the first-ever preseason game for the franchise, which was played in Spokane this past week. They discuss their own feelings from the day, the hints at what the Kraken Game Ops Department will do, and how the team looked on the ice. Also in this episode, Andy and Darren chat with Chris Joswiak, the pro rep for Brian's Custom Sports, because who doesn't like a good Brian's setup? Yes, things get a little heavy on the goalie gear in this conversation, but it's a fascinating interview from which the guys think all hockey fans will learn. Segments on this episode include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Ok, so here's the thing about this latest episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast... It was recorded after 10PM on the first day of the first-ever Seattle Kraken training camp. Andy and Darren had been plugging away at content pretty much all day long, so by the time they got to record this show, things were bound to go off the rails. And off the rails they went. The result is multiple moments that should make you audibly giggle, as the guys bring you up to speed on what has been happening at the Kraken Community Iceplex and beyond in the Kraken hockeysphere. Here are some of the topics covered this week: Yanni Gourde is ahead of schedule for returning to play The team is 100% vaccinated EBUG tryouts Kirill Kaprizov cloak-and-dagger contract signing Jack Eichel losing captaincy Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. We aren't promising that this will happen every week, but for Slapsh0t11, here are the three tweets referenced: Andy's tweet, John's tweet, Darren's tweet. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
This very special BONUS EPISODE of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is an instant classic. John, Andy, and Darren agree that Seattle Kraken netminder Joey Daccord is truly one of their favorite guests to ever appear on the show, so they hope you'll feel the same after listening. This episode is dedicated entirely to that interview, which runs longer than most guest segments, as the guys first dig into Joey's viral interview after his first-ever NHL win, then get into his hockey journey, his experiences at Arizona State, and his first impressions of playing for the Seattle Kraken. Darren can't help himself but to ask goalie-to-goalie about Joey's mental processes that he uses to perform consistently, and... of course... his gear. Here is the link to view Joey's mask, which he discusses in detail during the interview. If you're wondering, the hidden "Sparky" image he discusses appears behind the holes where Daccord's left ear would go. A tentacle is pointing at the small, subtle caricature. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
On the latest Sound Of Hockey, John and Andy recap their day at the grand opening of the Kraken Community Iceplex, then John and Darren share their experiences of playing at the arena. Then there's plenty of other Kraken news to cover, including: Ryan Donato signs one-year UFA contract Helmet stickers revealed ROOT Sports has a streaming partner After Kraken news, Andy gives a WHL Update. Then John hits Andy and Darren with a tough but fun Let's Get Quizzical. Other segments on this week's episode include Goalie Gear Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Wow, what an episode, and what an interview with Seattle Kraken center, Morgan Geekie! You'll laugh along with the young pivot who shares pretty much everything in his conversation with the Sound Of Hockey guys, from winning the Calder Cup to cracking up the entire hockey world with a puzzling and hilarious press conference. Geekie has experienced a lot in his young NHL career, and now he's ready to become a member of the Kraken and take on a bigger role than he has before. Hear all about it on this week's episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast. Also on this show, there's a fair amount of general Kraken news, like the team signing Riley Sheahan and Gustav Olofsson and jerseys slowly becoming available. John, Andy, and Darren then methodically roll through a variety of topics, including but not limited to: University of Alaska Anchorage hockey program saved Arizona Coyotes make bid for Tempe arena IIHF Women's World Championship complete NHL players going to Olympics The show is rounded out by a dazzling Goalie Gear Corner, then Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
It's another (mostly) fun episode of Sound Of Hockey, filled with interesting factoids (but also some very sad discussion) and terrible puns. This week, Darren starts the show with a quick update on his goaltending-related mental state, which was discussed at length in Episode 151. Then the guys delve into the latest Seattle news, such as Matty Beniers returning to the University of Michigan and Antoine Bibeau being signed by the Kraken. Later, John, Andy, and Darren discuss the ongoing situation with the Arizona Coyotes, who are effectively being kicked out of Gila River Arena by the City of Glendale. What does this mean for the franchise? Will they actually stay in the Phoenix area or be forced to find a new home? John gives a quick update on the IIHF Women's World Championship, which is in full swing, before the gang moves on to this week's segments. The first segment is everyone's favorite segment… GOALIE GEAR CORNER!!! It's officially Goalie Gear Corner season, and this week, the guys break down three different items, specifically Aaron Dell's setup, an incredible Ohio State setup, and Adin Hill's new Sharks mask. Other segments include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
On this episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, Darren reveals that he's in a pretty terrible slump as a beer league goalie, and he just needs to talk about it. John and Andy provide some not-so-helpful suggestions, but hopefully just getting it out in the world is enough to help Darren turn it around. No breakthroughs happen in this session, but stay tuned to future episodes. After the therapy session, the guys discuss some of the minor Kraken signings from this week and the revelation of finalized NHL schedules, with times now solidified. We also get a brief WHL Update from our WHL correspondent Andy Eide. Darren then shares some info about the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey program. He spoke with the chairperson from Save Seawolf Hockey this week and wrote a story about their drive to rescue the program from extinction (you can donate at saveseawolfhockey.com). The deadline and goal are both very much in sight. Finally, the guys hold a robust discussion on jersey advertisements before moving on to segments, which include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
In this episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, we learn about "the stank of the Sabre" and what that means for players and coaches. We also hear from Cale Fleury, who was the youngest player selected in the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft. Get his side of the story that his brother had told about sending him home in tears at times when they were kids. Plus, hear about his offseason training plans and his expectations for where he slots in with the Kraken. Also on this show, plenty of Kraken news, including the hirings of Andrew Allen as goalie coach and Dan Bylsma as an assistant with the AHL Charlotte Checkers. Andy gives a WHL Update about Stu Barnes (former Kraken pro scout) becoming the head coach of the Tri-City Americans, the team he also coincidentally co-owns. John and Darren give Weekly One-Timers, then the guys wrap up with Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
On this week's Sound Of Hockey Podcast, the guys have a lot to get through from around the NHL and specifically within the Seattle Kraken organization, where three big-time free agents joined the ranks last week. So, John, Andy, and Darren break that down first and consider what those additions mean for the inaugural roster. They also share their thoughts on what the Kraken have put together in general, before moving on to the rest of the league. In talking about the rest of the NHL, with so many players on the move over the past couple weeks, the hosts take an approach of discussing only those teams and players who have created the most intrigue with their respective moves. It's like a pre-filtered version of "Interesting or Carry On." Segments on this episode include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT! This week, John and Darren talk to the first head coach in Seattle Kraken history, Dave Hakstol. The focus of the conversation is to get Dave's thoughts on what has transpired over the last week, with the Kraken completing their Expansion Draft, then selecting seven prospects in the NHL Entry Draft, including No. 2 overall pick, Matty Beniers. This is a good insider's look on what's happening with the team right now. Aside from the Hakstol interview, John, Andy, and Darren give their own takes on what has been happening around the Kraken and the rest of the league, including their thoughts on where the Seattle roster stands and where it might end up before opening night. Plus, plenty of general NHL trade talk, signing talk, schedule talk, and free agency talk. Segments include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
Well, Kraken fans, it has been a WILD week, and there's more to come! This episode of Sound Of Hockey is quite unique, as Darren is mostly driving the bus and doing the heavy lifting on this one without his usual wingmen. Andy does make a couple of appearances, though, as he and Darren take you behind the ropes at the Expansion Draft event to give you commentary from all of the players that were in attendance - Chris Driedger, Jordan Eberle, Brandon Tanev, Jamie Oleksiak, Mark Giordano, and Haydn Fleury - plus Seattle Kraken head coach Dave Hakstol and general manager Ron Francis and Ryan Clark from The Athletic. Aside from the very fun audio clips from the Expansion Draft, Darren gives his reaction to the selections and lack of side deals associated. He also shares the latest Seattle news including the NHL schedule release and the details of the NHL Entry Draft. This is a short, unique, and fun episode. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
What, you thought the Sound Of Hockey Podcast was going to wait until AFTER the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft to publish its next episode? Well, with the entire hockey world abuzz with discussion about the Expansion Draft protected lists that got released on Sunday, there was just no way that John, Andy, and Darren could have waited that long to bring you their reactions. This episode is a little more "from the hip" than regular episodes of the show, but the hosts do everything they can to touch on all of the big Seattle Kraken news from the past few days. Topics covered include the very chaotic pre-draft trade frenzy that closed Saturday, Ron Francis's latest media availability, and of course the protection lists. The review of the Expansion Draft protected lists largely comes by way of a game of "Interesting or Carry-On," but the guys are very careful to touch on all the biggest-named players that have been exposed for Wednesday's Expansion Draft. This show should bring you fully up to speed for that event. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!