This site is dedicated to coverage of the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League.

The editor-in-chief of Seattle Hockey Insider is Rob Simpson. He’s a long time play-by-play man who’s also talked about the NHL on television and radio as a reporter on multiple national and regional networks in both Canada and the United States, “Simmer” now writes about the club and the league on a daily basis. Among other things, his journalistic efforts have resulted in the publication of four books on the sport of hockey and the NHL.

Follow ’Simmer’ on Twitter: @simmerpuck

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Readers of Seattle Hockey Insider have the opportunity to receive bonus coverage, exclusive and ad-free stories accessible only to subscribers.

Why should you subscribe to VIP+, the members-only version of Seattle Hockey Insider? Simmer is plugged into power brokers around the National Hockey League and possesses unique friendships and relationships with movers and shakers from all walks of NHL life. Plus, or should we say VIP+, once Seattle Hockey Insider becomes part of your routine, you’ll avoid the inevitable internet ad’s.

Whether you opt for the $2.99 monthly charge or the $29.99 annual membership, you’ll get bonus coverage accessible only to subscribers and ad-free stories. But best of all, you’re gaining access to the talent and knowledge of someone’s who’s been around the big show for four decades.

Locally, Simmer has produced TV stories about the Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds, followed the action of the old Tacoma Sabrecats, and called the Pacific Northwest home for five seasons.

Hockey Life Experience

Just a couple examples from dozens of unique experiences: Simmer was at Madison Square Garden for the first New York Rangers game after 9/11, he was on the ice, thirty feet from Sidney Crosby when the Pittsburgh Penguins captain was handed the Stanley Cup for the first time, and has travelled the world documenting and commentating on hockey life in multiple countries.

Simpson was a teenager when he first started covering the National Hockey League in the 1980’s. He still has the sound from the first game he attended as a media member between the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks. His efforts range from writing the biography of Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and former NHL linesman Ray “Scampy” Scapinello, to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa with Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.

Fans should also look forward to content from other local contributors.