Sound Of Hockey - A Hockey Podcast

Sound Of Hockey

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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.

All Episodes

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."  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Nov 25

45 min 12 sec

Feeling anxious about the Kraken and their losing streak? Then have we got a podcast for you! It's the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, of course! On this week's episode, Alison Lukan makes her second appearance on the show to dig into some of the underlying numbers and help Seattle fans make sense of what has been happening during this tailspin. She shares her thoughts on how the team is performing, what's happening with goaltending, and why math indicates that pulling the goalie early is the right thing to do (though Darren refuses to accept her very logical explanation). Also on this show, John, Andy, and Darren give their own Kraken analysis and check in on Matty Beniers, who is tearing up the Big Ten for Michigan.  Segments (segbits?) include Three Stars, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. By popular demand, here is the SOH Discord. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Nov 18

55 min 18 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Nov 12

49 min 52 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Nov 4

48 min 14 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Oct 26

51 min 39 sec

A LOT has happened in the hockey world since the last Sound Of Hockey Podcast episode, and the guys are back to bring you up to speed. Specifically, the Seattle Kraken have played five road games since the last show, so there’s a ton to discuss from those games. John and Darren also share their experiences from the game in Vegas and John discusses his experience from Nashville. The segbits get a little out of control this week. Pacific Pulse (new segbit) Serious Business Bad Boys You Don’t See That Every Day Weekly One-Timers Tweets of the Week And don’t worry, the guys work in some discussion on the Evander Kane fake vax card. It’s a lively and fun episode this week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Oct 21

37 min 35 sec

BIG-TIME GUEST ALERT!  Also, disclaimer... Darren apologizes for forgetting to turn the volume on his mic down when the guys welcome TIM LEIWEKE, CEO OF THE OAK VIEW GROUP, THE ORGANIZATION BUILDING CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA onto the show! The Seattle Kraken never would have happened if it weren't for Tim, and he's here to share his story. It's a good one, so tune in for this. He will get you SO PUMPED for opening night at Climate Pledge Arena.  Plus, plenty of Kraken hockey talk to get you pumped for the team's first game in Vegas, a general (but focused) NHL season preview, and of course news from around the league.  Segments this week include Serious Business, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Oct 12

1 hr 6 min

Heavy Kraken talk is becoming the norm on the Sound Of Hockey Podcast, and this episode is no different because the guys have plenty to discuss. After the last two "home" preseason games, played in Everett and Kent, John, Andy, and Darren share their thoughts on what they're seeing from the team.  Next, Andy gives a WHL update. Then the guys dig into the Robin Lehner situation that arose this week, as he has gotten himself involved in the Jack Eichel saga in an interesting way.  Finally, the guys roll into segments, which feature You Don't See That Every Day, Serious Business, Weekly One-Timers, and an underwhelming Tweets of the Week.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Oct 7

32 min 21 sec

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. Oh, 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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Oct 1

1 hr 12 min

Ok, so here's the thing about this latest episode of the Sound Of Hockey Podcast... 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, 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 Corner, You 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 tweet, John's tweet, Darren's tweet. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Sep 26

44 min 9 sec

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.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Sep 20

45 min 35 sec

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 Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Sep 16

38 min 43 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Sep 7

54 min 37 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Aug 27

41 min 52 sec

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.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Aug 20

40 min 47 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Aug 13

41 min 15 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Aug 4

37 min 27 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Jul 27

50 min 29 sec

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.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jul 23

26 min 8 sec

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.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jul 19

28 min 21 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jul 15

48 min 49 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jul 9

36 min 58 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jul 1

1 hr 2 min

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Jun 23

33 min 4 sec

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Jun 16

43 min 49 sec

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 in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. This is a huge deal, and John, Andy, and Darren break down what it means and who the team might pick.  As part of that conversation, Andy introduces a new bit, "Translating Ron Francis," in which the guys try to decipher what the Seattle general manager was actually saying in his most recent press conference.  Next you'll get plenty of NHL Stanley Cup Playoff discussion, as the guys focus on the Montreal Canadiens making a remarkable run, before they dive into Three Stars.  Segments this week include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jun 9

35 min 1 sec

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.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jun 2

41 min 44 sec

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 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 a good deal of 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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

May 27

55 min 56 sec

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.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

May 19

29 min 21 sec

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 his approach to scouting in this fantastic interview. Also on this week's episode, the guys discuss this week's Kraken news, last week's NY Ranger circus, Torts' dismissal from Columbus, and Jack Eichel's frustrations in Buffalo. Bits this week include Sound Of Hockey's Three Stars. Segments include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. Oh, and the guys also work in a Let's Get Quizzical with Robert Kron. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

May 14

1 hr 11 min

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. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

May 5

41 min 20 sec

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 and what it means for the team. They also discuss this week's news that TNT will be getting the remaining portion of the NHL's TV deal and the second cancellation of the Women's World Championships.  Bit: Three Stars of the Week Begment: Let's Get Quizzical Segments: Weekly One-Timers, Tweets of the Week SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Apr 29

43 min 33 sec

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 manager for the Chicago Blackhawks before moving into his current role with the Kraken. John, Andy, and Darren close out their interview with Norm by challenging him to a game of Let's Get Quizzical about himself. Also in this episode, plenty of discussion about Patrick Marleau's enormous milestone.  Segments include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Apr 22

1 hr 12 min

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 bits this week include HYPEotheticals and Three Stars. Then, Andy and Darren welcome Mick McHugh, who was recently hired by the Seattle Kraken to operate their new restaurant and bar, onto the show for a brief-but-fun interview. This chat will get you excited about the idea of having a college soda at the Kraken Training Center, whilst watching an event on TV or even a live Kraken practice. Segments are light this week, with just a couple of Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Apr 14

45 min 40 sec

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 Buy, Sell, or Hold.  The guys also discuss what's happening with the Vancouver Canucks before diving into segments, which this week include Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. It's another fun episode this week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Apr 7

41 min 37 sec

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 diving into Peelgate and all that goes along with the controversial firing of NHL referee Tim Peel.  Next, John, Andy, and Darren give a full rundown of the NCAA Men's and Women's Hockey Tournaments, including the five-overtime marathon game between UMD and North Dakota that captivated the hockey world, as well as the NWHL's Isobel Cup.  Bits include Sound Of Hockey's Three Stars. Segments include You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Apr 1

52 min 58 sec

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 Tournament and what to anticipate from that. He also takes a look at the NHL Draft and which prospects will be in range for the Seattle Kraken to select. He even dishes on who from the college or junior ranks could make a good coach for the Kraken. Thanks for bearing with the guys on an altered format this week, but they hope you enjoy this great conversation with Chris. The Sound Of Hockey Podcast will be back with its regularly scheduled programming next week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Mar 23

43 min 45 sec

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 plenty of commentary on what that means for the league and its fans in this show.  John, Andy, and Darren give their expectations for the upcoming trade deadline before moving onto their bit, Sound Of Hockey's Three Stars. Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Mar 19

52 min 46 sec

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-Birds in this shortened season. It's a fun interview that is well worth a listen. Also in this episode, the guys talk women's hockey - specifically the return of the NWHL and the PWHPA's Dream Gap games - and the hiring of Darryl Sutter (again) in Calgary.  Segments include Get Off My Lawn, Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.  Plus, plenty of good laughs to be had in this one.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Mar 12

1 hr 10 min

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 University of Alaska Anchorage hockey program.  You'll also get a pretty robust WHL Update from WHL correspondent Andy Eide and a recap of the PWHPA Dream Gap game. That recap leads to a rare Get Off My Lawn segment led by John.  The guys also discuss John's Mock Expansion Draft, Claude Julien's firing by the Canadiens, and much more.  Bits this week include Three Stars. Segments include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Mar 3

43 min 54 sec

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 week in the NHL. Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the Rangers after a big accusation out of Russia. Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes apparently have a lot of bad stuff happening behind the scenes, as was expertly reported by Katie Strang. The Sound Of Hockey guys fill you in on the details. The guys give their Three Stars (all players this week!).  They then move from bits to segments, with segments including Let's Get Quizzical, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Feb 24

36 min 32 sec

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 hockey headlines, then cover the... [checks notes]... blockbuster Ryan Dzingel and Alex Galchenyuk trade(s).  Bits this week include SOH Three Stars.  Segments include GGC, You Don't See That Every Day, an impossible Let's Get Quizzical, and Weekly One-Timers. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Feb 18

36 min 21 sec

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 Monday by Torts, on which the guys discuss and give cold takes. Covid is running rampant through the NHL, so Darren temporarily becomes a scientist to explain. The guys do a quick rundown of things that have surprised them about this season as some teams reach the quarter pole. Andy gaslights all of us into believing that third place is actually second place.  Bits this week include Three Stars.  Segments include Goalie Gear Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Feb 10

50 min 40 sec

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 learn a lot from listening to him in his FIRST EVER PODCAST INTERVIEW! It's truly one-of-a-kind content that you will only get from Sound Of Hockey. Also on this episode, lots of chatter about the controversial Kraken/ROOT Sports partnership and the John Forslund hiring. Plus some WHL news from our WHL correspondent, Andy Eide, and a spirited discussion about Tony DeAngelo. Bits this week include Three Stars. Segments include You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and a hostile Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Feb 4

1 hr 12 min

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, Jason Botterill - the former Associate GM of the Penguins, GM of the Sabres, and current Assistant GM of the Kraken - is on the show! With Jason, the guys talk about his hockey career, including his NCAA championship at the University of Michigan and his three gold medals in the WJC, as well as his expectations for the Kraken and his fascinating upbringing. This is a very fun interview with a very successful hockey man. You don't want to miss this.  On this episode, John, Andy, and Darren do another round of Sound Of Hockey's Three Stars, the new segment that launched last week. They also discuss Carter Hart losing his mind, NBCSN going away, and the Pierre-Luc Dubois for Patrik Laine trade.  Segments include Goalie Gear Corner (covering this mask, these pads, and these pads), Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.  Also, as mentioned at the end of the show, here is the GoFundMe for Kyrell Sopotyk, a Kamloops Blazer who was sadly paralyzed in a snowboarding accident. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!

Jan 27

1 hr 6 min

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.  Also on this episode, the guys discuss some of their favorite quirky/fun/interesting things that happened in the first week of NHL hockey and share who they believe are their Three Stars of the Week in a brand new segment. Other segments this week include Let's Get Quizzical, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jan 21

1 hr 20 min

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.  Also in this episode, the guys give a quick Seattle Kraken update, specifically regarding the recent accident at the team's under-construction practice facility. And Andy gives a WHL update on the league's plan for a very short season.  Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner (featuring this mask and this mask), Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jan 14

49 min 46 sec

**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, and they have plenty of thoughts and analysis to share from Tuesday's incredible gold medal game.  Aside from the WJC, the NHL is just a week away from getting its protracted season under way, so there's plenty of news to share on that topic as well. Seattle notwithstanding, the Kraken made some big hires this week, which John, Andy, and Darren of course break down on this show.  Andy gives  a WHL update and an AHL update. Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner (covering these pads specifically), a rousing game of Let's Get Quizzical, and of course Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. Oh, and Darren tells one of his classic stories.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Jan 7

47 min 12 sec

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 play a game of "Interesting Or Carry On" to review a flurry of recent NHL transactions, as general managers awake from hibernation and close out some last-minute business before training camps start.  Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner (featuring this and this), Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. Before leaving you for the last time in 2020, the guys share with you each of their favorite guests of the year.  SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Dec 2020

36 min 27 sec

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 experience for the NHL's 32nd franchise. He also humors John, Andy, and Darren with some mascot and goal song discussion and shares his opinions on some tried-and-true game presentation gimmicks.  Also on this episode, the guys consider the huge news from earlier in the week that the NHL is officially returning to play on January 13th and what that means for Seattle.  Plus, a WHL Update, Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! 

Dec 2020

1 hr 2 min