Featured: Episode 171 – Featuring Jasper Weatherby

Episode 171 – Featuring Jasper Weatherby

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 (read about him here) 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.

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Episode 170 – Feeling for the Boys

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! 

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Episode 169 – Lady of Spain

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.

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Episode 168 – A Tough Week for Johnny Calendar

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.

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Episode 167 – The One Where the Guys Forget Weekly One-Timers

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.

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Episode 166 – Future Considerations

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. 

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Episode 165 – Skew Footing 

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. 

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Episode 164 – The Losing Streak Is Over!

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.” 

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Episode 163 – Alison Lukan Returns to Calm Down Kraken Fans

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.

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Episode 162 – We Named the Dog Indiana

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.

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Episode 161 – Get Off My Lawn Big Media Outlets

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.

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Episode 160 – Memoirs from a Historic Home Opener

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.

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Episode 156 – Preseason Pomp

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, 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.

Episode 155 – Sound Of Hockey After Dark

Ok, so the thing about this latest episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is that 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 with John, 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 CornerYou 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 tweetJohn’s tweetDarren’s tweet.

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BONUS EPISODE – Outstanding Interview with Joey Daccord

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.

Episode 154 – Training Camp Is Coming and the Iceplex Is Awesome

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 CornerYou Don’t See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.

Episode 153 – You Can’t Out-Pizza the Hut – with Morgan Geekie

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.

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Episode 152- Fun Factoids

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.

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Episode 151 – The Goalie Slump

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.

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Episode 150 – Featuring Kraken defenseman Cale Fleury

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.

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Episode 149 – Signings, Trades, and Hijinks

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.

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Episode 148 – Featuring Seattle Kraken Head Coach Dave Hakstol

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.

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Episode 147 – Behind the Ropes at the Expansion Draft

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.

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BONUS EPISODE – Expansion Draft Protected List Reactions

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.

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Episode 146 – The Expansion Draft Has Arrived

It’s here, folks. The Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft has arrived, and the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here to bring you up to speed on everything you should expect going into the big July 21 event at Gas Works Park in Seattle.

TONS of Seattle news is discussed in this week’s episode, from player rumors and (massive) buyouts to the pre-season schedule and much more. Andy and Darren also visited Climate Pledge Arena on Monday, so they give some fun tidbits learned on that tour.

Once the Kraken talk finally dwindles, Andy gives a robust WHL update before the gang moves on to close out the Stanley Cup Final that was Lightning versus Habs. Other topics discussed before moving into segments include the Duncan Keith trade and the Vlad Teresenko trade request.

Goalie Gear Corner makes a triumphant and somewhat surprising return. Other segments include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week.

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Episode 145- The Skatium

Episode 145 of Sound Of Hockey probably won’t age quite as well as others, since the guys recorded before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final (sorry). BUT, there’s some great content in this one, as always.

This week, the guys start by sharing their feelings on the Matiss Kivlenieks tragedy, which hit very close to home for so many in the hockey world. They then lighten things up by chatting about the Seattle Kraken assistant coach hirings, as well as the naming of the Kraken Community Iceplex, which begs the question, “What’s an iceplex?”

Next, the final Sound Of Hockey Three Stars of the season is presented before John leads Andy and Darren in a challenging game of Let’s Get Quizzical.

Other segments this week include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week.

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Episode 144 – Featuring JT Brown, Seattle Kraken TV Color Analyst

BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT! On this week’s Sound Of Hockey Podcast, the guys welcome recently retired player and newly hired TV color analyst for the Seattle Kraken, JT Brown. This is a very fun interview that you won’t want to miss, featuring discussion about Brown’s story, his audition to join the Kraken, and his exceptional gaming skills. John, Andy, and Darren also give him a few ideas for catch phrases and new ways that he can do in-game analysis.

Also in this episode, the guys talk about the big Seattle Kraken news from the past week, like the hiring of Dave Hakstol and the naming of the Charlotte Checkers as Seattle’s temporary AHL affiliate. They also break down the ugly situation happening with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Bits include Sound Of Hockey’s Three Stars. Segments include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week.

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Episode 143 – The Flu Game

On this episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, one of the hosts is playing hurt. Darren is dealing with a bit of what he believes is food poisoning, so whether or not he makes it through the recording is a bit touch and go. This is his Michael Jordan flu game.

When they aren’t talking about food poisoning, the guys share the latest scuttlebutt on the Seattle coaching front and what Rod Brind’Amour’s re-signing in Carolina means for the Kraken (spoiler: they aren’t hiring Rod). Also on the Kraken topic, John, Andy, and Darren react to the team’s hiring of JT Brown as its first TV color analyst.

Next, the show moves into a unique listener-initiated Get Off My Lawn, before a healthy dose of #Minnutiae to talk through the concerning (for Darren) Kirill Kaprizov contract situation.

Bits include Sound Of Hockey’s Three Stars. Segments include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week.

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Episode 142 – Kraken Coach Convo

With a couple head coach hirings happening around the NHL this week, the Sound Of Hockey guys are left pondering Seattle’s plan for filling that position. This week’s episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast really digs into that topic, with John giving the hot take that he believes Rod Brind’Amour coming to the Kraken is more likely than people may think.

If you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happened in John and Darren’s beer league championship, you’ll get a recap here. You’ll also get a fair dose of discussion about the opening games of the Stanley Cup Playoff Semifinal rounds, which are well underway.

Other topics this week include the concerning decline in USA Hockey membership, Owen Power potentially returning to college, and some general Kraken tidbits.

Bits include Sound Of Hockey’s Three Stars. Segments include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week.

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Episode 141 – The Sound Of Hockey Cup

Yes, the Sound Of Hockey Podcast guys know you already are aware that the Maple Leafs lost in Game 7 of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they still need to give you their takes on the situation. Spoiler: they collectively have a general feeling of disbeLEAF.

Plenty of Seattle Kraken discussion on this episode as well, as the team prepares for its first NHL Draft Lottery.

John, Andy, and Darren then give their general thoughts from the first round of the playoffs, and also share their expectations for round two, which is already underway with some early fireworks.

Bits include Sound Of Hockey’s Three Stars.

Segments include Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.

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Episode 140 – An UnbeLEAFable Moonlight Graham Situation

Yes, the Sound Of Hockey Podcast guys know you already are aware that the Maple Leafs lost in Game 7 of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they still need to give you their takes on the situation. Spoiler: they collectively have a general feeling of disbeLEAF.

Plenty of Seattle Kraken discussion on this episode as well, as the team prepares for its first NHL Draft Lottery.

John, Andy, and Darren then give their general thoughts from the first round of the playoffs, and also share their expectations for round two, which is already underway with some early fireworks.

Bits include Sound Of Hockey’s Three Stars.

Segments include Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.

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Episode 139 – The Speculators – Featuring Ben Guerrero

With the playoffs in full swing, the guys are in a good mood this week, and they are willing to make completely speculative guesses at a few items. Will they be right? Tune in every week for the next few months to find out! Oh, and on this Sound Of Hockey Podcast the guys welcome an awesome guest this week in Ben Guerrero, Director, Media Relations for the Seattle Kraken!

Ben previously worked for the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals and has some great stories to share from those days. It’s a fun and informative chat with Ben that gives a peek behind the curtain for hockey fans.

This week, you’ll also get a fair amount of Kraken potential head coach discussion, as well as general NHL Playoff banter and – as always – plenty of chuckles along the way.

Segments include Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.

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Episode 138 – The NHL Playoffs Have Arrived!

Folks, the time has come! The NHL Playoffs are here and so far they are spectacular.

John, Andy, and Darren intentionally keep this episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast a bit shorter than usual to try to keep things more current, but they hope you get some good chuckles out of it along the way.

The guys break down the Seattle Kraken’s first signing in Luke Henman, then dive right into two Gets Offs My Lawns (they still don’t know how to pluralize the name of that bit).

The show is rounded out with Sound Of Hockey’s Three Stars, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week, with additional chatter about the Lightning going way over what would be the salary cap and some compliments for the good people of Sunrise, Florida.

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Episode 137 – Featuring Robert Kron, Director of Amateur Scouting for the Seattle Kraken

The Seattle Kraken are officially the 32nd NHL team, now that they have submitted the final payment of their $650 million expansion fee to the league. The Sound Of Hockey Podcast is quite excited about this, and the guys react accordingly in this episode.

John, Andy, and Darren give an update on a couple of news items from the women’s hockey world, then stroll around the NHL to look at how the divisions are shaping up with playoffs on the horizon.

Things then get bit- and segment-heavy, as the guys go from Three Stars to HYPEotheticals to Goalie Gear Corner to Weekly One-Timers to Tweets of the Week.

Within those bits and segments, you’ll hear about Ryan Miller retiring, Tom Wilson being a dick, Kirill Kaprizov being amazing, and much more.

Lots of bits. Lots of segments. Good episode.

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