Seattle Kraken Improving Roster in 2022-23 Offseason

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After a lukewarm expansion draft last summer, Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis received some criticism for his selections. Ultimately, he justified the process by stating their goal to “weaponize cap space”. Basically, the proven talent available to Seattle, for the most part, came with higher price tags. And many of those prices also had […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey Final Week Waiver Wire Adds

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This is it! The last of the season. As discussed in my recent article about fantasy hockey playoff strategy, the playoffs are a time to be ruthless in terms of adding and dropping players. That’s never been truer in the final week of the regular season. If you still have moves to make in your […] READ MORE


Seattle Kraken Sign Matthew Beniers to Entry-Level Contract

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The Seattle Kraken have signed the former University of Michigan forward Matthew Beniers to a three-year entry-level contract. #BeniersWatch is officially over 🙌 We’ve agreed to terms with first-round draft pick @Matty_Beniers10 on an entry level contract → https://t.co/rYwnt13Ptn pic.twitter.com/ujJRmO9QTU — Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) April 10, 2022 Matthew Beniers Signed To Entry-Level Contract The Seattle […] READ MORE


Three Seattle Kraken Trades Before the Deadline

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Well, 2022-23 slipped away from the Seattle Kraken early. They struggled out of the gate, which made sense given the newness of the squad and lack of chemistry between teammates. However, results never came this year. Now, they face a fast-approaching trade deadline with a roster full of pending UFAs. General Manager Ron Francis will […] READ MORE



Team USA Names 2022 World Junior Championship Roster

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Team USA has named their final 25-man roster for the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship. The tournament begins on Sunday, December 26th in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.  Team USA opens the tournament on December 26th against Team Slovakia. The team is coached by Nate Leaman, head coach of Providence College. Introducing the 2022 U.S. […] READ MORE


2021 TSP: Seattle Kraken Prospects

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Welcome to the 2021 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2021 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. You can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in […] READ MORE


Seattle Kraken Contenders Immediately in Weak Pacific Division

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Despite having yet to play a single NHL game, people have high expectations for the Seattle Kraken. Never before in the league’s history have expectations been this way for a brand-new team. For the most part, new franchises experienced little to no success for at least their first few seasons. After all, they had very […] READ MORE


2021 NHL Draft Team Needs: Pacific Division

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The 2021 NHL Draft is just around the corner and will once again be an online draft before things get back to normal in 2022. Today, we will look at the Pacific Divisions team needs and potential pick in the upcoming draft. Click on each player’s name to see a full scouting report by Last […] READ MORE