Leave a Comment on Best News Since Christmas
Continue Reading... Best News Since Christmas
Posted in Building A Franchise

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…

Leave a Comment on There’s A Kraken The Ice!
Continue Reading... There’s A Kraken The Ice!
Posted in Building A Franchise

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,…

Leave a Comment on This Vast Abyss
Continue Reading... This Vast Abyss
Posted in Building A Franchise

This Vast Abyss

I tried to find something topical and witty to start things off with, but nothing seems funny these days. I have a feeling you understand. So, to the point, it’s…

Leave a Comment on Ron Francis, Cipher
Continue Reading... Ron Francis, Cipher
Posted in Building A Franchise Hockey Media

Ron Francis, Cipher

In his “10 Things to Know about Ron Francis” article, Erick provided thorough background on Ron Francis as a player, but what is he like as a GM? NHL fans…

1 Comment on Your New GM: 10 Things To Know About Ron Francis
Continue Reading... Your New GM: 10 Things To Know About Ron Francis
Posted in Building A Franchise

Your New GM: 10 Things To Know About Ron Francis

At last the pieces are coming together. Your Seattle hockey franchise (the one still without a name) has brought it’s first General Manager into the fray. The man behind the…

Leave a Comment on First Piece to the Puzzle :: Finding a GM — Part Two
Continue Reading... First Piece to the Puzzle :: Finding a GM — Part Two
Posted in Building A Franchise

First Piece to the Puzzle :: Finding a GM — Part Two

In Part One of this article we took a look at some candidates who I think would be bad choices for the General Manager post with our new Seattle team….

Leave a Comment on What’s In A Team?
Continue Reading... What’s In A Team?
Posted in Building A Franchise

What’s In A Team?

So, Seattle, you’ve finally gotten that hockey team. Let the interminable wait begin for a name, a logo and a uniform. Congratulations. Now comes the fun part. For anyone bringing…

1 Comment on First Piece to the Puzzle :: Finding a GM — Part One
Continue Reading... First Piece to the Puzzle :: Finding a GM — Part One
Posted in Building A Franchise

First Piece to the Puzzle :: Finding a GM — Part One

The Seattle ownership group has its hands full. They have to decide on the name of the team, the logo, the colors, every single detail related to the still-non-existent farm…

Leave a Comment on Hometown Heroes
Continue Reading... Hometown Heroes
Posted in Building A Franchise

Hometown Heroes

Seattle Hockey Partners, the ownership group behind the NHL’s franchise in Seattle, recently held a ceremony honoring two of the area’s most talented and (at the time) famous professional hockey…