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Seattle Kraken: Why the Kraken should feel good about their first game

The Seattle Kraken had its first game last night at the Fortress versus the Vegas Golden Knights. After a hard-fought game, the team fell to the Knights 4-3. But rest assured, this marks the beginning of a good franchise for Seattle hockey fans. Even though the team lost their first game, there are a couple of things to consider about the game that shows the Kraken has the ability to bounce back, and they shouldn’t be counted out, like so many are quick to do to an expansion team.
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3 Game Essentials | Kraken vs. Vancouver | Oct. 23

The crowd noise will be Seattle-worthy for the Kraken's home opener at Climate Pledge Arena. Scoring first would reward both the team and fans. Plus, new lines and defensive pairings. October 23, 2021. One:. The opposition has scored the first goal in each of the first five games of the...

Seattle Kraken: Breaking down the pure excitement of a new franchise

It’s hard to start a hockey franchise, especially in the middle of an urban area, but the Seattle Kraken have done it. From a team full of talent to amazing jerseys, to a brand new practice arena that’s top-notch, the Kraken have done everything they can to bring the best of the best to Seattle.

Why haven’t Seattle Kraken started strong like last NHL expansion team?

Expectations are usually pretty low for expansion teams in major pro sports, but the Seattle Kraken found themselves in a different position entering their inaugural season. Why? Because the last NHL expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, set the bar very high. When the Golden Knights joined the league for...
Bleacher Report

How the Seattle Kraken Are Striving to Change Hockey Culture for the Better

The Seattle Kraken might be the NHL's newest team, but they've become more than a hockey club for the community. Bold ambitions characterize an organization that stands for more than wins, losses, dollars and cents. Hockey might take center stage, but the Kraken are fighting climate change and youth homelessness, and the team provides an influential platform. They are also bringing hockey to underserved communities around Seattle.

Americans enter affiliation agreement with Seattle Kraken

ALLEN, Texas - The Allen Americans announced a new affiliation agreement for the 2021-22 season, becoming the first-ever ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Seattle Kraken. "The ECHL plays such a key role in the development of NHL players," said Ron Francis, Kraken GM. "This is a very important...
Sports Illustrated

Seattle Kraken Scores First Victory in Franchise History

It didn't take them that long. In just the team's second game in franchise history, the Seattle Kraken have entered the win column with a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators – Seattle's first win in the NHL. The Kraken took the game 3-2, highlighted by two goals in the...

Now healthy, Yanni Gourde will give Seattle Kraken a shot of lightning

On the first day of Seattle Kraken training camp in September, general manager Ron Francis said that center Yanni Gourde was ahead of schedule in rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery. Tuesday, we found out just how far ahead he was as the 29-year-old center came off injured reserve and joined the Kraken lineup for their game in New Jersey.
Seattle Times

Kraken players welcome opportunity to reinvent themselves and forge a new identity in Seattle

It’s all there to be written for the Seattle Kraken, which is the beauty, wonder and appeal of the newest franchise in town. We saw it, long ago, with the other expansion teams that now have become established elders in the Seattle sports scene. There’s nothing quite like being on the ground floor of possibility, where everything is a first and the sense of shared ownership is powerful.

Final Buzzer: One Better Than None

This is becoming a habit, these one-goal games. These close encounters are both fun and nerve-racking for Kraken fans. The fun part is watching Kraken goals and appreciating big saves from Philipp Grubauer so far and, no question, Chris Driedger when his turn comes, perhaps as soon as Monday or Tuesday in back-to-back road games that will punctuate the team's opening five-game road trip.

Seattle Kraken end preseason with 4-0 win over Canucks in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vince Dunn scored two goals and the Seattle Kraken closed out its preseason schedule with a 4-0 shutout of Vancouver. Philipp Grubauer stopped 25 shots for the expansion Kraken. Ryan Donato and Nathan Bastian also scored, and Calle Jarnkrok and Morgan Geekie each had a pair of assists.
Seattle Times

There are still a few Kraken roster spots to be won. Here’s who could win them

Monday’s Kraken roster decisions aren’t as cut and dry as they may have been even a week ago. Calle Jarnkrok’s arrival on the COVID protocol list at the end of last week threw a wrench into some of those decisions. If he isn’t available in Vegas, or any other point in the five-game road trip to open the season, that could change the way Seattle approaches the roster.