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There’s A Kraken The Ice!

Welcome to Jet City Ice — your source for news and commentary for the newest NHL franchise (and your favorite team) the Seattle Kraken! Perhaps this is your first visit,…

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Jet City Ice Mock Draft v3.0

First, the best news of all: we have dates for the draft! All 30 participating NHL teams — I’m looking at you, (not Las) Vegas — submit their protected lists…

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Jet City Ice Mock Draft v2.0

So, let’s say you’re an NHL team general manager. You got your ass handed to you in 2017, when a short lead-up to the expansion draft let George McPhee and…

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The Helmsman Steered Us Through

In one of the scenes in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” a sailor shoots a friendly albatross, which brings upon the ship and its…

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We Can Dream, Can’t We?

Now that we’re starting our initial descent into the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, the speculation about which team will protect which player, who might waive their no-movement clause, and who…

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Jet City Ice Mock Draft v1.0

Up to this point, knowing that this off-season would bring a measure of chaos that would make a grade school playground look like a North Korean military parade, we have…

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Goalie Musical Chairs, Free Agency Wrap-Up

You may not realize it, but the Seattle Kraken had a fantastic couple of days as the free agent signing period opened up, and they didn’t even sign anyone! The…

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Goalie Musical Chairs, Vol. 3

Things are getting busy in the trade and free agent markets, and before we jump into the free agent signing period on Friday (9am PDT) I thought I would update…

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Goalie Musical Chairs, Vol. 2

News and rumors continue to pour in regarding starting goaltenders, who are proving to be the hottest commodity on the free agent and trade markets. Corey Crawford, Darcy Kuemper, and…

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Goalie Musical Chairs, Vol. 1

As many as 20 teams could start the 2020-21 season with new #1 goalies, and the fun is already underway… As if this season hasn’t been bonkers enough to this…

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Best News Since Christmas

Boy, it has been a whirlwind few weeks, huh? The Seattle team name and branding announcement, the playoffs got underway, and just this Tuesday the Kraken started the seat selection…