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The Squid Pod
69 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Episode 26: This one kicks
The first regular season game in Kraken history gets broken down, including the good, the bad, and the kick. Plus a look ahead at the rest of the opening road trip and what to expect from Alex Barré-Boulet wearing #12
90 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 25: THE INAUGURAL SEASON PREVIEW
Just one week out from the very first regular season game in Seattle Kraken franchise history, the boys make their predictions for how the season will shake out and discuss the stand-outs from preseason and which players might surprise this year.
45 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Episode 24: The first preseason game!
Dan & Jeremy discuss the biggest takeaways from the Kraken training camp scrimmage and the 5-3 preseason victory over the Canucks, then get carried away in the first ever official jersey number power rankings.
67 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Episode 23: Free agency recap
Dan and Jeremy take us through what was a HUGE day one of free agency for the Kraken, breaking down what Jaden Schwartz, Alex Wennberg, and Philipp Grubauer bring to the team. There's also a mascot prediction and an oddly specific reason that one of them hates a certain Dallas Star.
69 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Episode 22: The Expansion Draft
The post-expansion episode! Dan and Jeremy break down each of the 30 selections from the Seattle Kraken expansion draft (1:42) followed by a quick selection of some favorites, least favorites, and most likely to's from the new roster (43:21). Finally a preview of who the Kraken might select with their 2nd overall selection in the NHL entry draft (59:59).
107 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Episode 21: The Official Expansion Draft Preview
The final expansion draft preview is here! With the official protected lists released for all 30 teams, mock expansion drafts can begin in earnest. First a quick reminder of the rules of the expansion draft and how the contract situations work (2:09), then Dan and Jeremy go through each team and point out the most likely candidates to become members of the inaugural Seattle Kraken roster (6:10)
61 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 20: Bik Nizzar
Reviewing the expansion draft rules (1:43) Bik Nizzar of Sportsnet 650 joins the show to talk expansion, the Canucks, and what the rivalry between Seattle and Vancouver means to hockey fans in the PNW (3:52) Of Miracles and Men (47:25) Squidwords (54:21)
63 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
Episode 19: It might be fight night...right?
The boys are back to wrap up the NHL's final Kraken-less season. They also discuss Seattle's first two assistant coach hires in Jay Leach and Paul McFarland as well as the preseason schedule announcement. Then a conversation about fighting in the NHL including how and why and when it happens most often.
82 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 18: the best offense is a good defense
Seattle Pride Classis recap (1:20) The Kraken have a head coach! Breaking down the Dave Hakstol hire (5:25) JT Brown joins John Forslund as Seattle's TV commentator (22:55) The Kraken partership with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers (27:15) The Kraken Hockey League at the Kraken Community Iceplex (32:36) Stanley Cup Final preview (midview?) (38:29) The first trade rumor involving the Kraken! (53:53) Another of hockey's Unwritten Rules (58:30) At the movies watching The Russian Five (1:04:40) Squidwords (1:14:04)
73 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 17: The playoffs made us look stupid
Round 2 of the playoffs is over, and quarter 2 of the year is nearly over which means it's time for more wild speculation about the Kraken's first head coach. A discussion of why Rod Brind'amour still remains unsigned to an extension by the Carolina Hurricanes and whether or not that has any implications here in Seattle (1:38) Dan & Jeremy get distracted eulogizing the Colorado Avalanche and discussing which of their many talented players the Kraken might vulture away (10:56) Recapping and predicting the 2021 playoffs at their halfway mark (18:18) Delving into another of hockey's Unwritten Rules (42:00) Reviewing Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (47:07) Defining an old-school hockey term and a new-school hockey term in Squidwords (58:27) Closing out with some of our favorite number 17s in sports (1:07:07)
87 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Episode 16: The Draft Lottery
The Seattle Kraken were the only team in the NHL to move up in the 2021 draft lottery. Dan and Jeremy break down what it meant to see the team in the first NHL event they've really been a part of and which prospects look like likely candidates to become the first draft pick in franchise history. Plus: Playoff breakdowns, suspensions galore, "the Slap Shot cinematic universe," and shoutouts to our favorite number 16s.
71 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 15: Not Late At All Playoff Preview
Back again so soon to talk about the Kraken's first ever player signing (welcome to the club Luke Henman!) as well as preview all 8 first-round matchups in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs
71 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode 14: Getting Pucks in Deep
The boys recap the shortened WHL season and the rookie phenom Connor Bedard. Then they wrap up the regular season and reexamine their preseason playoff predictions (spoiler alert: they're actually pretty good!) Finally they break down the 2010 "hockey" film The Tooth Fairy, starring The Rock.
79 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 13: The trade deadline
Patrick Marleau breaks a Gordie Howe record (4:10) Seattle Thunderbirds update (10:22) Kraken news: head coach update and the trade deadline impact (20:04) Remember that guy? (56:35) Hockey at the movies: Odd Man Rush (1:02:12) Squidwords (1:14:47)
63 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 12: A Disney Channel Original Movie
Dan & Jeremy discuss the Frozen Four in the NCAA Men's Hockey tournament, the looming NHL trade deadline and what it means for the Kraken, and the hot start for the two local WHL teams in the US Division. And last but not least, a breakdown of the classic* film, H.E. Double Hockey Sticks *classic does not imply good
68 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Episode 11: March Madness edition
A week late but not completely forgotten, Dan and Jeremy are back to discuss all manner of hockey, including: Dan's Big Data Cup submission (2:00) The WHL has hit the ice (5:12) NCAA March Madness! We make our picks for the NCAA Men's college hockey tournament (7:23) More coach firings (and potential Kraken hirings?) (19:35) NHL news and notes - Tom Wilson, Thatcher Demko, and more (29:13) A very perosonal remember that guy (50:26) At the movies featuring The Love Guru (54:42) Squidwords (1:03:30)
76 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 10: Casting around for the Kraken's Coach
The Squidpod discusses all the goings-on in the PNW hockey world, including: The return of the WHL (8:53) Claude Julien and the Kraken's search for their first head coach (14:37) The Lake Tahoe games and our pitch for an annual "Wilderness Game" (30:34) General NHL talk (34:52) Putting Carey Price vibes out into the universe (46:35) Remembering Bret DeCecco (56:36) Youngblood (1:01:19) Squidwords(1:10:47)
73 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Episode 09: Long Pants Hockey
Dan and Jeremy are back to discuss a variety of topics, including: Which Seattle team will win a championship next? (3:27) The WHL is coming back! (12:23) The Kraken announced partnerships with the GSHL, Washington Wild, and Black Girl Hockey Club (21:04) Current events in the NHL (32:43) Remember Brendan Witt? (53:35) The greatest hockey movie ever: Miracle (56:38) Squidwords: shift & expected goals (1:03:16)
65 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Episode 08: The home of your Seattle Kraken
The Kraken have a new home and a new voice! Jeremy and Dan discuss the hiring of new (to Seattle) play-by-play commentator John Forslund as well as the television deal that brings the team to ROOT Sports. Other topics include the Laine-Dubois trade, the ticking timeline to hire a head coach, a legendary goalie fight, and the worst statistic in hockey.
58 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Episode 07: The Overreaction Pod
Dan and Jeremy give us their overreactions to the first week of 2021 NHL action, including one brave (read: stupid) take on the Detroit Red Wings, a lesson in hating Matthew Tkachuk, and a debate over whether or not the Bruins really are good. Stay til the end to find out which Goon 2 characters make the fictional movie rosters and which sports would be made better with the addition of one hockey-specific rule.
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