Seattle Kraken Goaltending Woes Flying Under the Radar

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No longer a secret around the league, the Seattle Kraken look good this season. In almost every way, the 2022-23 version of this franchise stands heads and tails above their 2021-22 inaugural team. As of this writing, Seattle sits second in the Pacific Division, behind the Vegas Golden Knights by just two points, with two […] READ MORE


Seattle Kraken Turnaround Franchise Dramatically from Year One to Two

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Oh, what a difference a year can make. People change, expectations shift, failures and successes occur. Regardless of the job, the industry, the people, or anything, the only constant in life is change. Some change happens slowly, over the course of many months, years, trials and tribulations. In the world of professional sports, teams typically […] READ MORE



Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 Seattle Kraken

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Last Word On Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […] READ MORE


Waiver Wire Pickups – Week 17

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Week 17 is generally lighter than most weeks in the NHL because we’re into, what used to be, the Olympic break. The Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks all don’t play this week. Meanwhile, there are some teams like, like the Ottawa Senators, who are very busy this week. […] READ MORE





Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Seattle Kraken

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2021-22, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the […] READ MORE


Early Takeaways for Seattle Kraken After Two Preseason Games

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Seattle. It’s been a long time coming. But we’re here, and the Seattle Kraken are playing real-life hockey games against real-life opponents. Sure, it’s only the preseason. But nonetheless, the league’s 32nd franchise…conceived just a couple of years ago, and born this summer at the expansion draft…is taking its first steps. And like any new […] READ MORE