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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…