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Sound Of Hockey - A Hockey Podcast
44 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 142 - Kraken Coach Convo
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!
35 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 141 - The Sound Of Hockey Cup
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!
42 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 140 - An UnbeLEAFable Moonlight Graham Situation
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!
56 minutes | May 27, 2021
Episode 139 - The Speculators - Featuring Ben Guerrero, Director, Media Relations for Seattle Kraken
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!
29 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 138 - The NHL Playoffs Have Arrived!
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!
71 minutes | May 14, 2021
Episode 137 - Featuring Robert Kron, Seattle Kraken Director of Amateur Scouting
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. SBUSCRIBE! ENJOY! REVIEW!
41 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 136 - The Kraken Are Official!
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!
44 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Episode 135 - It's Fire
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!
72 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode 134 - With Norm Maciver, Seattle Kraken Director of Player Personnel
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!
46 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 133 - No Calamari - with Mick McHugh, Operator of Kraken Bar & Grill
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!
42 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 132 - HYPEotheticals
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!
53 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Episode 131 - Peelgate, NCAA Marathon, and "You Got Daved"
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!
44 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 130 - BFOP Chris Peters Is Back!
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!
53 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Episode 129 - Bad Luck? Yeah... Sure.
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!
70 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 128 - I Don't Even Own a Towel - With Seattle Thunderbirds GM Bil La Forge
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!
44 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 127 - Get Off Of My Mud, Central Time
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!
37 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Episode 126 - Gritty's Big Week
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!
36 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Episode 125 - Goalie Gear Argument Corner
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!
51 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Episode 124 - Second Is the New Third
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!
72 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Episode 123 - Bits and Segments - with Tim Ohashi, Head Video Analyst for Seattle Kraken
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!
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