Seattle Kraken Captain and Alternates Announced

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On Monday, October 11th, the Seattle Kraken captain was named. On the day before opening night, Seattle announced Mark Giordano would serve as their captain heading into the inaugural campaign. To serve alongside him, the franchise selected Jordan Eberle, Yanni Gourde, Adam Larsson, and Jaden Schwartz as alternate captains. All five of the players chosen […] 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


Tampa Bay Lightning Roster Different with New Look Third Line

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have a tall task ahead of them this season if they want a three-peat. After losing the Yanni Gourde line – which featured Gourde, Barclay Goodrow and Blake Coleman – they have a massive hole to fill. That line was arguably the key to their back-to-back titles, as they could be […] 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





Seattle Kraken Mock Draft: Atlantic Division

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With the expansion draft protection lists submitted, the players on the block for the Seattle Kraken have been decided. Now in the lead-up to their inaugural draft, the Last Word on Hockey team are proposing their ideal selection from each team. As part of this exercise, salary cap and roster make-up have been incorporated into […] READ MORE