Seattle Kraken, Jordan Eberle

Kraken NHL Daily: Licking the Wounds; Party in T.O.

Kraken Regroup

Sometimes the hockey gods giveth, other times they taketh away, as the Seattle Kraken can attest.

Back on November 1st, the road team Kraken stunned the Calgary Flames with a 3rd period multi-goal comeback victory 5-4. Sunday night, the home team Kraken coughed one up, losing 3-2 to the Winnipeg Jets in overtime after losing a lead in the final seconds.

The team takes a day off Monday to unwind a bit and put it behind them. Following practices at the Kraken Community Iceplex on Tuesday and Wednesday, Seattle will host the New York Rangers on Thursday evening.

We’ll likely see right-shot replacing right-shot on the blueline once again, with Gustav Olafsson filling in for injured defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. Olafsson was solid in just more than ten minutes of action Sunday after lefty Cale Fleury had the first crack at replacing the giant in the line-up on Friday night.

Martin Jones will get another start in net; he’s been one of the best goaltenders, arguably the best, in the entire NHL in the month of November.

Let’s Skate !

Induction day has finally arrived for former Vancouver Canucks Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. The four day celebration in Toronto ends with speeches at the formal ceremony in a theatre across the street from the Hockey Hall of Fame. Daniel Alredsson, Riikka Sallinen and the late Herb Carnegie will also be recognized as Honored Members.

The new Hall-of-Famers have already received their rings and blazers, taken questions and shared stories at a fan forum, and played in the Legends Classic. Aside from that it’s been one long dinner/party.

Besides the obvious connection to the franchise up the highway, this year’s festivities will be closely watched in Sweden, a country that will almost double its total number of Honored Members in one night.

The twins and “Alfie” will join fellow Swedes Borje Salming, Mats Sundin, Peter Forsberg, and Niklas Lidström as honorees.

Hockey Fights Cancer

Here’s the link to the latest HFC digest on The Kraken will hold their Hockey Fights Cancer night on November 17th. The digest looks at some of the upcoming events and shares stories of how cancer has impacted various NHL personnel and their families.

Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson has covered the NHL in five different decades. He’s authored 4 books on hockey and is a veteran TV and radio play-by-play man and reporter.