Kraken season preview: Beniers, Burakovsky bring bright future

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps open, is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Seattle Kraken. coach: Dave Hakstol (second season) Last season: 27-49-6, eighth in Pacific Division; did not qualify … Read more

State Your Case: Golden Knights or Kraken will win the Stanley Cup first?

The Vegas Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final in their first NHL season in 2017-18. They lost to the Washington Capitals in five games but set the tone early that they want to win the Stanley Cup as soon as they can. Since picking their inaugural team in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, they … Read more

Islanders’ Dennis Cholowski hopes to win starting spot

Dennis Cholowski didn’t know Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello, but Lamoriello knew Cholowski. That, Cholowski joked Friday, was what helped lead him to the Islanders. “I don’t know how or when,” the defenseman said, “but I guess when I was younger, he knew me.” A first-round pick of the Red Wings six years ago, Cholowski … Read more

Sizing Up The Goaltender Market

With training camps on the horizon, there are still some goaltending situations around the NHL that are unsettled. Accordingly, those teams may be planning on picking up a second goaltender on waivers during the preseason as Montreal did with Samuel Montembeault last season. With that in mind, let’s examine who might be looking for a … Read more

Olczyk talks new Kraken job in Q&A with

Eddie Olczyk is getting ready for his new surroundings. The 56-year-old joined the Seattle Kraken broadcast team after being a color analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks the past 16 seasons. So, how does it feel to make such a big move? Weird? Different? Exciting? “To answer your question, yes, yes and yes,” Olczyk said with … Read more