Rebecca, Grant, and Doug discuss the hiring of John Forslund and announcement of ROOT Sports for Kraken TV broadcasts and how that affects cord cutters who want to watch the games. We also touch on the NWHL (before the Isobel Cup shutdown) as well as some listener questions.
UPDATE 1/26/21 1:14PM – Added info regarding streaming option from AT&T.
The Seattle Kraken took to Twitter today to announce their TV plans for the upcoming inaugural season with a “FaceTime” call featuring John Forslund, the new TV play-by-play announcer. Fans will be able to hear Forslund and see the Kraken on ROOT SPORTS, the longtime home of the Mariners.
We’re back after an offseason that seemed like forever. Doug, Grant, and Rebecca discuss the latest Kraken news including some front office hires and a mishap at the practice facility. They also break down the upcoming shortened season and how it could affect the Kraken going into this summer’s Expansion and Entry Drafts.
The NHL and Adidas have come up with a fun new idea (read: cash grab) for jerseys that may remind you of the old Starter fashion line from the 90s. All 31 teams (Sorry Seattle, you gotta play some games first) will wear these multiple times during the upcoming season, including some rivalry games from the olden days. As a self-avowed jersey nerd, and also because there’s not much else to talk about during the offseason, here’s my required and completely subjective ranking of each new look. The link next to each team name indicates the jersey year that inspired the remixed design.
We’re back after a bit of a break. What happened while we were gone? Grant is now a resident of Seattle, the Kraken opened up their team store, and a new octopus appropriately named “Kraken” has taken up residence at the local aquarium. Oh, there’s also been some playoff hockey, which we discuss along with listener questions and suggestions on where to eat in the PNW. Got a question, comment or harsh critique? Drop us a tweet at @cellyinseattle.
Round 1 in the bubble has concluded and 8 teams have gone home. Let’s look at how the team did with their predictions so far:
Grant – 5/8, Rebecca – 5/8, Dan -3/8, Claire 5/8
Less matchups hopefully mean more success for us in Round 2.
Grant Beery and Rebecca Moloney had the privilege of (virtually) sitting down with Everett Fitzhugh (@TheVoiceFitz), the new broadcaster for the Seattle Kraken. We discuss his career with hockey so far, the state of the league, and what he hopes to accomplish in his new major league role.
Thanks to COVID-19, this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs are different. Never mind the fact that it’s August and the 2020 season is still happening. With no fans and players needing to stay in a bubble without families or any real separation from their opponents, this was bound to have a completely new and interesting vibe than seasons past.
After a qualifying round that was really like none before it, the matchups for the first round of the REAL Stanley Cup Playoffs are set. We can dive deep into stats, rosters and the like, but really it’s going to come down to a couple key things to send a team further into the playoffs. Here’s some short takes and predictions from the Cascadia crew.