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Sound Of Hockey - A Hockey Podcast
49 minutes | 2 days ago
Episode 114 - Diving Into Expansion
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 have a hearty discussion about the teams covered so far and whether or not some of the bigger names out there may actually be feasible for the Kraken. There are definitely some interesting nuggets, and a fair dose of #Minnutiae. Also on this week's episode, the guys do a Mailbag segment to answer listener questions. They then move onto You Don't See That Every Day (view the clips they discuss here and here), Weekly One-Timers, and finally Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
59 minutes | 8 days ago
Episode 113 - Super Thankful - Featuring Conner Roulette of Seattle Thunderbirds
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 clever goal song, his experience as an indigenous player in the hockey community, and much more. Also in this episode, John, Andy, and Darren discuss the latest NHL news - signings, rumors, return to play, etc. - and they chat about whether or not Connor McDavid's new house should be getting as much scrutiny as it has been receiving online. Oh, and Adam Gaudette kicked his new wife in the head (by accident). Goalie Gear Corner is special this week, as the guys break down Darren's new goalie mask! SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
55 minutes | 17 days ago
Episode 112 - Featuring Derek Ryan of the Calgary Flames
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.com, including John's idea about a low-price ticket lottery and Andy's Reverse Retro Jersey Awards. The guys shed some more light on those topics and rip on the Detroit Red Wings for their very poor entry into the Reverse Retro pool. Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
37 minutes | 24 days ago
Episode 111 - WITH ENORMOUS SOUND OF HOCKEY NEWS!
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, with all the usual shenanigans. There's a Seattle Kraken update, a WHL update, and some jersey talk. Segments include Goalie Gear Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
54 minutes | a month ago
Episode 110 - Featuring Seattle Kraken Pro Goalie Scout Andrew Allen
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 the Buffalo Sabres and the Japanese National Team. Andrew has some fantastic stories to share. Oh, and Darren manages to get him to participate in Goalie Gear Corner. Good chatter amongst John, Andy, and Darren this week as well, particularly in the segments, which include You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
72 minutes | a month ago
Episode 109 - Featuring the Seattle Kraken Braintrust - Namita Nandakumar and Dani Chu
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 thoughts on the retirement of Doc Emrick, and John shares his story of meeting the broadcasting legend. Plus, some discussion of the latest free agent signings and trades in the NHL, and updates on various leagues returning to play. Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner, You Don't See That Every Day, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 108 - Interesting or Carry On?
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-down of all 31 teams and their recent moves, deciding along the way which clubs deserve a little more attention. Other segments this week include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 107 - With BEST FRIEND OF THE POD Chris Peters + Matthew Rempe of the Seattle Thunderbirds
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 bring you up to speed is to welcome back their best friend and ESPN prospect/draft guru, Chris Peters. Chris once again dazzles with his unmatched wealth of knowledge, and will leave you feeling like an expert. On this episode, the guys also welcome Matthew Rempe, a 6'8" prospect from the Seattle Thunderbirds who has a solid shot at getting selected. Matthew brings some serious bulletin board material in his interview. Plenty of NHL transactions to discuss this week as well. Segments include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 106 - The Corey Perry Hat Trick - Featuring Seth Jarvis and Gage Goncalves
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 Winterhawks and Gage Goncalves of the Everett Silvertips, two players expecting to hear their names called by an NHL team in October. Both interviews are fun, quick listens that give you a good idea of what it's like to wait for your opportunity to get drafted in the midst of a pandemic. Also in this episode, the guys discuss their takeaways from the event that was the Stanley Cup Final, as well as recent transactions in the NHL. Segments this week include You Don't See That Every Day, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
86 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 105 - Expired... Expired... Expired - FEATURING LINDA COHN!!!
WHOA! This is a BIG episode! Not only is this one of the longest episodes Sound Of Hockey has ever done, it also features one of the biggest-named guests the guys have ever welcomed in ESPN's Linda Cohn. With Linda, the guys discuss everything from her upbringing as a goalie to her favorite TV commercial from the NHL playoffs. Tons of fun to be had in this interview. You will NOT want to miss this one. Also in this episode, John, Andy, and Darren break down the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final, give a couple of Seattle/Palm Springs updates, and discuss some other random NHL topics like the league's very uncertain plans for the 2020-2021 season. Segments this week include You Don't See That Every Day, Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 104 - The Stanley Cup Final Is Nigh
The Dallas Stars are your Western Conference champions, because... well... it's 2020, and of course they are! Meanwhile, the Islanders kept themselves alive with a double-overtime victory over the Lightning on Tuesday, and Sound of Hockey is here to give you the full rundown of everything that's happening in the playoff bubble. Lots of fun chatter on this week's episode, as John, Andy, and Darren discuss some of the storylines associated with the Stars' impressive run and do a postmortem on the recently departed Vegas Golden Knights. Also, more discussion about the impending goalie carousel that should start spinning in the NHL very soon. Next, the guys discuss trades, signings, and NHL awards, before moving into Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 103 - It's Getting Smoky Out There
It happened again… Darren has experienced more travel woes - this time wildfire related - and he is back to share about it in “Storytime with Darren” to start the show. Tons of goalie talk in this episode, as John, Andy, and Darren consider the offseason implications on Seattle, especially after that landscape has dramatically changed during these playoffs. Read this article that John wrote to bring yourself up to speed. Also, some talk about the NHL awards that have been announced, and a WHL Update from our WHL Correspondent, Andy Eide. Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner featuring this and this, Let's Get Quizzical, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
72 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 102 - Run Through A Wall with Jonny Greco, SVP of Live Entertainment for Seattle Kraken
Whoa! Get ready for a HIGH ENERGY interview with Jonny Greco, the newly hired SVP, Live Entertainment and Game Presentation for the Seattle Kraken. Jonny famously led the in-game productions for the Vegas Golden Knights in their magical inaugural season and beyond, and he also previously worked for the WWE, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, and many others. So, he has stories to share. You'll also get a look at how his wheels are starting to turn as he imagines how things will look when the Kraken take the ice in 2021. You DON'T want to miss this interview with Jonny Greco. Also in this episode, John, Andy, and Darren have a genuine conversation about what happened last week in the world of sports, and what it meant for the NHL to take a step back to focus on social issues facing our society. Plus, plenty of playoff talk, goalie talk, and playoff goalie talk. Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
77 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 101 - Playoff... Additions? Featuring Sports Geek Founder, Sean Callanan
It's a meaty episode this week, with lots of laughs and some sports business knowledge to be had. On this episode, John and Darren have a discussion with the founder of Sports Geek, Sean Callanan, who becomes the first Australian to appear on Sound of Hockey. The discussion is an enlightening one, which gives you a better understanding of the landscape in an increasingly digital sports world. They also discuss how changes from COVID times will impact the sports world long-term, and much of the conversation is geared toward the Seattle Kraken. Also in this episode, plenty of discussion from John, Andy, and Darren on the Mike Milbury fiasco from last week, plus some chatter about the Washington Capitals moving on from coach Todd Reirden. Segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner, Bad Boys, Let's Get Quizzical, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. Wow, that's a lot of segments. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
71 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 100 - Featuring Lance Lopes, Employee #1 for the Seattle Kraken
A milestone episode for the guys calls for a very special guest! This week, Sound of Hockey welcomes Lance Lopes, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Seattle Kraken. Lance was technically the very first employee hired by the Oak View Group in Seattle to make Climate Pledge Arena a reality, and as such was one of the most influential people in bringing the 32nd NHL franchise to life. Lance shares some fantastic behind-the-scenes stories about the arena processes and the triumphant 2018 season ticket drive. This is a very interesting interview. Also in this episode, you will hear some solid NHL Bubble chatter from John, Andy, and Darren, and some good ribbing of Mike Milbury for an atrocious tweet. Segments this week include Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
68 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 99 - Confirmed - This Is Sound of Hockey - Featuring Everett Fitzhugh
When you least expect it, an awesome guest slides into this week's episode, as Everett Fitzhugh - recently named the Seattle Kraken's first broadcaster - joins the guys for a very fun conversation that you won't want to miss. In case you missed Everett's story this past week, he has quickly risen through the ranks from the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones, and now will fulfill his dream of working for an NHL franchise. He has been making national headlines as the only black play-by-play announcer in professional hockey, and his passion and enthusiasm will definitely brighten your day. Give him a listen! Also on the show this week, Darren argues that Phase 2 of the Draft Lottery was rigged (it wasn't), and John and Andy give some of their highlights from the Qualifying Round inside the NHL's bubble. Together, the guys also look ahead to the first round of the actual Playoffs, which are now under way. Segments this week include Re: Torts, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
72 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 98 - Featuring Tod Leiweke, Seattle Kraken CEO
MAJOR GUEST ALERT!! It's a BIG-TIME episode this week, as the guys welcome Mr. Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Seattle Kraken. You will hear from a side of Tod in this interview that you likely have not heard before, as he truly lets his passion and fandom for the sport of hockey shine through in this very fun conversation. Of course John, Andy, and Darren ask about the arduous process of naming the 32nd NHL franchise with Tod, but they also take a trip down memory lane that you won't want to miss. This is an all-timer. Also in this episode, plenty of discussion about some of the early outcomes and controversies from the Qualifying Rounds, some disagreements between John and Darren, and a very solid Re: Torts. Other segments this week include Goalie Gear Corner, Bad Boys, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 97 - HOCKEY IS BACK (knock on wood)!!
BUY YOUR SEATTLE KRAKEN MERCHANDISE BY CLICKING HERE: nhlshop.775j.net/x70EO. Purchasing your gear by going through this link actually supports NHLtoSeattle and Sound of Hockey! -- It's here, it's here! It's finally here! Hockey makes its triumphant return to play in its bubble cities this week, and the Sound of Hockey guys are here for it. This week's episode features some of the stories that came to light after the reveal of the Seattle Kraken team name, such as Ron Francis's polo shirt fiasco. John, Andy, and Darren also do a deep dive into the bizarre soap opera that is playing out between the Arizona Coyotes and their now former GM, John Chayka. This is a bizarre and spicy story that you will want to hear. The guys also give their best predictions for the upcoming Qualifying Round, before moving into segments, which include a robust Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 96 - LET'S GO KRAKEN!
It's here! It's here! We are the Seattle Kraken! The guys recorded this week's Sound of Hockey episode on Monday, but intentionally held off on releasing it, knowing that the team name could be coming this week. So, at the beginning, you get John, Andy, and Darren's same-day reactions to the news, then you get a full episode of standard banter and good times. Aside from all the Seattle Kraken talk, the guys discuss the latest on the NHL's progress toward returning to play. They also consider the NHL Award nominees and which awards in particular are downright silly. Segments this week include Re-Torts, Goalie Gear Corner, Weekly One-Timers, and Tweets of the Week. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW! GO KRAKEN!
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 95 - New Team Name Idea: Seattle Planets (Not Really)
It's probably stated almost weekly, but seriously, super fun episode this week! John, Andy, and Darren have a lot to talk about, as there's been some great recent content on NHLtoSeattle.com, and hockey is inching ever closer to a return to play. Andy and John give a quick Seattle update, and Darren shares some "Breaking Minn-news-tiae." Also, John leads another thrilling round of Would You Rather?, the gameshow where there are no correct answers (though this week, there are definitely correct and incorrect answers). Other segments this week include Weekly One-Timers and Tweets of the Week, which leads us to our new proposed team name of the Seattle Planets. SUBSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
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