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Sound Of Hockey is brought to you by SoundOfHockey.com. This show is a general hockey podcast - produced for and by hockey fans - which features news and discussion surrounding the Seattle Kraken, and the sport in Seattle and the rest of the Pacific Northwest (the... Sound... area. Get it?). Plus, you'll hear great interviews, banter, and segments regarding the latest from all around the hockey world. John Barr, Andy Eide, and Darren Brown are three Seattle-based hockey minds who are here to ...
 
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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 Af…
 
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 …
 
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 Ben…
 
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 s…
 
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 ki…
 
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 t…
 
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 pic…
 
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 …
 
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 b…
 
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 schedul…
 
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.…
 
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, …
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
An epic battle is brewing on the ice between two Sound Of Hockey hosts. You can cut the tension with a knife on this latest episode, as John and Darren break down a beer league matchup for the ages. Once that elephant in the room has been addressed, the guys quickly pivot to the Kraken news of the week that Seattle has landed the No. 2 overall pick…
 
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 tea…
 
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 the guys welcome an awesome guest this week in Ben Guerrero, Director, Media Relations for the Seattle Kraken! Ben pre…
 
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 signi…
 
The Sound Of Hockey Podcast welcomes another AWESOME guest this week in Robert Kron, the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Seattle Kraken. As a long-time veteran of the NHL, Kron has a very interesting story from his playing career, and his post-playing career has been equally fascinating. Hear all about it plus some insider information about hi…
 
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,…
 
The guys are in a jovial mood on this week's Sound Of Hockey Podcast, and the laughs are plentiful as a result. This episode starts with a very literal Get Off My Lawn from Darren, who explains some of the new lawn- and pepper-related challenges he's experiencing in his new home. Next, the guys discuss the lawsuit that the Seattle Kraken are facing…
 
BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT! Sound Of Hockey has a super fun and interesting interview this week with Seattle Kraken director of player personnel, Norm Maciver. Norm played 12 seasons in the NHL and had some fascinating stops and stories along the way. In his post-playing career, he has found success as an NHL executive, serving as assistant general manag…
 
It’s yet another fun episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast. This one focuses on the NHL Trade Deadline and everything that surrounded that big moment in the NHL season. To cover every trade of the last week (or at least mention each one), John, Andy, and Darren play a massive game of Interesting or Carry On. Top-notch analysis in this bit. Other b…
 
The Sound Of Hockey Podcast has a NEW BIT this week! We repeat, the Sound Of Hockey Podcast has a new bit. This is not a drill. Yes, folks, HYPEotheticals will both get your mind in a pretzel and simultaneously get you hyped. On this week's episode, Andy gives a WHL update, Darren gives a NCAA Frozen Four preview, and John leads a raucous game of B…
 
After a different type of show for Episode 130, the Sound Of Hockey Podcast is back to its regular format, with bits, segments, and plenty of good times along the way. On this week's episode, Re: Torts makes a triumphant return to open the proceedings. Then, the guys discuss some of the content that has been on SoundOfHockey.com lately, before divi…
 
It’s a unique episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast this week, as a personal matter for one the hosts makes recording a full episode impossible. As an alternative, the guys chat – for a whopping fourth time – with best friend of the pod, Chris Peters. Chris never disappoints. He brings the heat as always, diving deep into the NCAA Hockey Tournamen…
 
On this week's Sound Of Hockey Podcast, the guys break down your latest Seattle Kraken news, focusing on the final payment update and the team's beer deal (about which Darren is not thrilled). The guys also discuss WHL and college hockey before diving into the huge news of last week, which was ESPN's seven-year agreement with the NHL. There's plent…
 
It's a super fun episode this week, as Sound Of Hockey welcomes Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge. With Bil, the guys discuss his journey to become a WHL GM. They also talk about what he looks for when scouting players, being that he has to focus on kids that are so early in their development, and what we should expect from the T-Bi…
 
The latest Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here, and John is fed up with the Central Time Zone. Things get off the rails pretty quickly on this one, as the guys discuss Jordan Binnington's bizarre display this past week against the San Jose Sharks. They then move on to Kraken news, specifically the announcement that the team is pitching in to save the U…
 
Lots to talk about on this week's Sound Of Hockey Podcast, as John, Andy, and Darren break down NHL Outdoors and all the good/bad times that were associated with the picturesque event. The star of the show was predictably Gritty, who gets plenty of airtime devoted to him on this episode. There were also a couple major scandals that erupted this wee…
 
Things get quite feisty in Goalie Gear Corner this week, as John makes asinine claims about the legitimacy of Darren's selections for the segment. That segment alone is worth the price of admission this week. It's a short and sweet episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, as John, Andy, and Darren rip through a couple of Seattle Kraken and women's h…
 
The latest Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here, and it will bring you some chuckles. John and Darren come out with guns ablaze to start this week's episode, putting Andy to the test as the show's WHL correspondent. Andy fires back with some top-notch WHL knowledge, which leads to some hearty debate between Andy and John. Patrik Laine was benched on Mon…
 
Oh, this is a fun one! Tim Ohashi - the Head Video Analyst for the Seattle Kraken - joins Sound Of Hockey this week to teach us some things (there's a joke there, which you will understand after you listen to the interview). Tim is just an all-around awesome guy, who has a much bigger impact on the team than most people probably realize. You will l…
 
BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT! Before you ask, the guys recorded this episode on Monday of this week, so the news of John Forslund's hiring by the Kraken and ROOT Sports being named as its broadcasting partner had not yet come out. So no, they don't talk about that, but will talk about it next week. What is on this episode, though, is a big-time guest. Yes,…
 
It's a very fun and mega-sized episode of Sound Of Hockey this week, as the guys welcome Ryan Clark, Seattle Kraken beat writer/national writer for The Athletic. It's a very fun conversation with Ryan, who certainly can tell a tale. He shares about his sports journey, his time in Colorado covering the Avalanche, and his expectations for the Kraken.…
 
The NHL is back! Sound Of Hockey is here to bring you fully up to speed in preparation for the wild ride that will be the shortened 56-game NHL season, which is now officially underway. In this episode, John, Andy, and Darren go through each of the four newly-formed divisions to set expectations for which players and teams will be worth watching. A…
 
**DISCLAIMER: Sound Of Hockey recorded this episode on the morning of Wednesday, January 6th, before the events that transpired at the United States Capitol. So, the guys don't comment on that, and this is the reason.** TEAM USA WON THE WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP! The guys record this episode fresh off the high of that momentous victory over Canada,…
 
It's been a terrible year. Come say goodbye to it with the good fellows at Sound Of Hockey, who have been here with you through it all. On this week's Sound Of Hockey, the last of this atrocious year, John, Andy, and Darren chat about some real, actual hockey, as the World Junior Championship is in full swing, and it's been super fun. They also pla…
 
Wow, big-time episode this week on the Sound Of Hockey Podcast! The guys welcome Lamont Buford, VP of Live Entertainment and Game Presentation for the Seattle Kraken, and his interview is worth the price of admission. With Lamont, the guys discuss his rise from "Puck Head" with the AHL's Hershey Bears to where he is today, planning the in-game fan …
 
The Sound Of Hockey guys welcome a fantastic guest this week in the great Lisa Dillman, Senior Writer covering the Los Angeles Kings for The Athletic. Lisa previously worked at the Los Angeles Times for 23 years, so she has stories for days. With Lisa, the guys discuss the Kings' plans for the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft, their deep prospect poo…
 
The Sound Of Hockey Podcast is here for a short but sweet episode this week. First, John, Andy, and Darren discuss the latest on the NHL's return to play plan, which is suddenly gaining momentum after appearing to be stalled just last week. WHL Correspondent, Andy Eide, then gives a WHL Update on the Portland Winterhawks and that league's plans for…
 
This week, the Sound Of Hockey Podcast goes deep into the world of the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft. As you may have seen on soundofhockey.com, John, Andy, and Darren (with help from Josh and Jim) have been taking deep dives into NHL teams to try to understand which players each one may expose in the 2021 Expansion Draft. On the pod, the guys hav…
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The Sound Of Hockey guys are back with another great episode and a great guest, this time seventeen-year-old Conner Roulette of the Seattle Thunderbirds. Conner was recently listed as an "A" prospect on NHL Central Scouting's list for the 2021 Entry Draft and has an interesting story to tell. With Conner, the guys talk about his…
 
BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT! This is a fun episode that features Spokane, Washington's own Derek Ryan! The Calgary Flames center has had a fascinating journey to get to the NHL, and his story will leave you feeling inspired to keep grinding to achieve your dreams. Also on this episode, plenty of discussion about some of the latest content at SoundOfHockey…
 
Ladies and gentlemen, Sound Of Hockey has an enormous announcement to make. NHLtoSeattle_com has been re-branded to SoundOfHockey.com, and the guys could not be more excited to share it with you! Give this episode a listen to get an understanding for the vision of the brand moving forward. And don't worry, we do have a full episode for you here, wi…
 
On this week's Sound of Hockey, the guys welcome another great guest from the Seattle Kraken in Andrew Allen. Andrew is the pro scout that's focusing on goaltending for the new franchise, and he has tons of fascinating insight to share on the position. He also played in the AHL and ECHL as a netminder, and has served as the head goalie coach for th…
 
Big-time guests on Sound of Hockey this week, as not one but two brilliant minds from the Seattle Kraken's analytics department join the show for a fun and informative chat. Namita Nandakumar and Dani Chu bring tons of deep data-driven knowledge to the team and to the episode. You won't want to miss this! Also in this episode, the guys share some t…
 
Whoa! That was a big week around the NHL. With the NHL Draft and the opening of free agency, the Sound Of Hockey guys have a lot to cover in a short time this week, so they follow-up last week’s introduction to “Interesting or Carry On?” with an extended version of the fledgling segment this week. Together, John, Andy, and Darren give a quick run-d…
 
NHL DRAFT DAY IS UPON US! Sound of Hockey is here to get you fully prepared for the NHL Draft, which will take place virtually on the evening of Tuesday, 10/6. Even if you get to this after the Draft, though, it should hold up pretty well, as you will learn about the guys that get selected. The best way that Andy, John, and Darren know how to help …
 
The Tampa Bay Lightning are your Stanley Cup Champions, and the guys from Sound Of Hockey have a lot of opinions about it. On this week's episode, John, Andy, and Darren dig deep into what it took for Tampa Bay to reach the promised land, before turning their attention to the upcoming NHL Draft. To do so, they welcome Seth Jarvis of the Portland Wi…
 
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