10 reasons why the NHL/ESPN deal is big for hockey

10 reasons why the NHL/ESPN deal is big for hockey

Last week, the NHL and ESPN announced a seven-year television, streaming, and media rights deal that kicks off at the beginning of the 2021-22 season and runs through the 2027-28 season. Here are the main bullet points: 25 exclusive national regular-season games on...

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Secondary scoring in the NHL

Secondary scoring in the NHL

Earlier this week there was an AP article talking about secondary scoring in the NHL. I tend to believe that the more spread of scoring you have through your lineup, the better your chances for success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I thought it might be a fun concept...

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Sound Of Hockey Mock Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft  #3

Sound Of Hockey Mock Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft #3

I was warned by my Sound Of Hockey colleagues that doing this Mock Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft exercise would be challenging. Of course, I wondered how hard it really could be, but in the end, their warnings should have been heeded. As we were going through the...

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The Seattle Kraken fan’s guide to the NHL trade deadline

The Seattle Kraken fan’s guide to the NHL trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline on April 12th will certainly bring us some exciting deals that can and will impact some teams’ Expansion Draft protection lists as well as shift some players of interest for the Seattle Kraken. Here are five teams that Seattle Kraken fans should...

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The hyper-local Seattle Kraken mock Expansion Draft

The hyper-local Seattle Kraken mock Expansion Draft

There are several NHL players with local ties that are possible draft picks for the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft, but I wanted to see if it was possible to build an entire team with connections to the Pacific Northwest. Against my better judgement, I went on an...

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The condensed schedule in the NHL

The condensed schedule in the NHL

The NHL’s condensed schedule will prove challenging for teams down the stretch, especially those impacted by COVID and play stoppages. For this week’s Data Dump Saturday, I look at just how the condensed schedule is impacting outcomes around the NHL. Average rest days...

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