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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.