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Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:41 pm
  • Less than half way through the first period, and they're already down 2-0 to Lost Wages. Here's to slow starts!
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:45 pm
  • Threedee wrote:Less than half way through the first period, and they're already down 2-0 to Lost Wages. Here's to slow starts!


    Need to Fire Pete.......... :)


    I will be watching and trying to learn the game better, enjoyed Olympic Hockey a lot, I know that game is different but the Pro game is now also, not the game of the 80's or so when I was peeking at it.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:45 pm
  • That was a really enjoyable first game. I thought they got hit in the mouth early but weathered the storm well. I’m not a hockey guy, should that last goal by Vegas counted, it kind of looked like he kicked it in.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:36 pm
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:That was a really enjoyable first game. I thought they got hit in the mouth early but weathered the storm well. I’m not a hockey guy, should that last goal by Vegas counted, it kind of looked like he kicked it in.


    You're allowed to do that, from what I've seen.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:49 pm
  • Threedee wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:That was a really enjoyable first game. I thought they got hit in the mouth early but weathered the storm well. I’m not a hockey guy, should that last goal by Vegas counted, it kind of looked like he kicked it in.


    You're allowed to do that, from what I've seen.

    I think it's kind of like soccer. If it goes in the net it counts as a score, doesn't really matter how it gets there.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:58 pm
  • sutz wrote:
    Threedee wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:That was a really enjoyable first game. I thought they got hit in the mouth early but weathered the storm well. I’m not a hockey guy, should that last goal by Vegas counted, it kind of looked like he kicked it in.


    You're allowed to do that, from what I've seen.

    I think it's kind of like soccer. If it goes in the net it counts as a score, doesn't really matter how it gets there.

    It’s a dumb rule it shouldn’t have counted.
    Impressed by the way they came back, not impressed with the sloppy defense early.
    Failure to clear the puck out of their zone cost them the 2nd and 3rd Vegas goals.
    Hitting the top bar of the net early was just bad luck.

    Good news is they played with a CUP contender, despite being down a few players.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:42 am
  • Despite debut loss, Seattle Kraken look like a team that will win fans over




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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:48 am
  • Geekie, who scored one of the goals, said his team was nervous early on.

    “Yeah, definitely, 100 percent,” he said. “Obviously, you come into Vegas and it’s a spectacular city and they put on quite a show.”


    Vegas captain Mark Stone, who had three assists, sent a pass to the crease where it appeared Stephenson may have kicked the puck past Seattle goaltender Phillip Grubauer. After an official review, the goal was held up.

    “I know what I saw and believed … I thought it was a kicking motion,” Seattle coach Dave Hakstol said. “There’s a gray area on those calls. Their decision was it’s a good goal.”

    https://sports.mynorthwest.com/1517398/ ... le-kraken/
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:26 am
  • When we were trailing 0-3, my thought was "please, can we score just one lousy goal before the final buzzer?" Then we tied it up. So that, and the various positives we saw despite certain things that still need work, made me happy for our first-ever game. It also clearly showed that we're going to win our share of games this season.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:57 pm
  • Ruminator wrote:When we were trailing 0-3, my thought was "please, can we score just one lousy goal before the final buzzer?" Then we tied it up. So that, and the various positives we saw despite certain things that still need work, made me happy for our first-ever game. It also clearly showed that we're going to win our share of games this season.

    Agree.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:43 pm
  • As a Seahawks fan -- I feel like I'm just wound too damn tight. Every loss is so irritating and we analyze things to death. Being a part of .Net all these years probably doesn't help.

    Watching the Kraken, I was able to just enjoy the game, appreciate the athletes, turn it off and then sleep soundly. I could root for the team, but not let it wreck my soul.

    Crazy, right?
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:24 pm
  • Hawkstorian wrote:As a Seahawks fan -- I feel like I'm just wound too damn tight. Every loss is so irritating and we analyze things to death. Being a part of .Net all these years probably doesn't help.

    Watching the Kraken, I was able to just enjoy the game, appreciate the athletes, turn it off and then sleep soundly. I could root for the team, but not let it wreck my soul.

    Crazy, right?

    Not Crazy at all. I feel the exact same way.
    While I feel they could have won it or at least had it gone into OT (and gotten a point) with a break here or there,
    they fought hard until the end.

    That goal that Geekie had was amazing.

    As a new NHL fan I’m still learning the nuances of the NHL game.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:56 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:It’s a dumb rule it shouldn’t have counted.
    Impressed with my the way they came back, not impressed with the sloppy defense early.
    Failure to clear the puck out of their zone cost them the 2nd and 3rd Vegas goals.
    Hitting the top bar of the net early was just bad luck.

    Good news is they played with a CUP contender, despite being down a few players.


    That was how I saw it, as well. Turning the puck over right in front of your goal is a killer.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:15 pm
  • I wanted to be excited... But honestly having a hard time staying interested for a long period of time in the game. I understand the rules, but... I don't know?

    Any suggestions on how to better enjoy it?
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:49 pm
  • Kraken win!!! 4-3!!!!! First win in franchise history!!!!
    Wooooooo!

    WTG fellas! :irishdrinkers: :2thumbs: :vodka:
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:38 pm
  • balakoth wrote:I wanted to be excited... But honestly having a hard time staying interested for a long period of time in the game. I understand the rules, but... I don't know?

    Any suggestions on how to better enjoy it?


    Take some elements of football that we all enjoy: speed, physicality, intensity, a little violence, unreal feats of athleticism, and an organically developed dislike of some opponents. Then make the pace of play continuous flow; instead of a couple seconds on /half a minute off like football or baseball.

    Give it time and you'll come to better understand the rules and nuance. If it helps, these guys are the best citizens of the big 4 North American team sports.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:56 pm
  • KinesProf wrote:
    balakoth wrote:I wanted to be excited... But honestly having a hard time staying interested for a long period of time in the game. I understand the rules, but... I don't know?

    Any suggestions on how to better enjoy it?


    Take some elements of football that we all enjoy: speed, physicality, intensity, a little violence, unreal feats of athleticism, and an organically developed dislike of some opponents. Then make the pace of play continuous flow; instead of a couple seconds on /half a minute off like football or baseball.

    Give it time and you'll come to better understand the rules and nuance. If it helps, these guys are the best citizens of the big 4 North American team sports.

    Great post! :2thumbs:
    As an NHL newbie I seeing things I already enjoy about the game and a couple I don’t.

    The biggest and maybe the silliest one for me to get used to is the 2 intermissions.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:11 am
  • I'm almost surprised at how much I've gotten into the NHL since Seattle was awarded the 32nd franchise. Hockey has things no other sport has. While it's a unique sport with rules all its own, skates on ice is the one attribute that really sets it apart. After decades of watching sports involving feet pounding on grass and on hardwood, watching players glide like a dream in their synergetic puck-passing and defending 5-on-5 display of graceful moves and brute force has me quite rapt.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:15 am
  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    sutz wrote:
    Threedee wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:That was a really enjoyable first game. I thought they got hit in the mouth early but weathered the storm well. I’m not a hockey guy, should that last goal by Vegas counted, it kind of looked like he kicked it in.


    You're allowed to do that, from what I've seen.

    I think it's kind of like soccer. If it goes in the net it counts as a score, doesn't really matter how it gets there.

    It’s a dumb rule it shouldn’t have counted.
    Impressed by the way they came back, not impressed with the sloppy defense early.
    Failure to clear the puck out of their zone cost them the 2nd and 3rd Vegas goals.
    Hitting the top bar of the net early was just bad luck.

    Good news is they played with a CUP contender, despite being down a few players.


    From what they were saying, if it deflects off the skate it counts but if it is kicked towards the goal it shouldn't. It certainly looked like he kicked towards the goal to me.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:20 am
  • KinesProf wrote:
    balakoth wrote:I wanted to be excited... But honestly having a hard time staying interested for a long period of time in the game. I understand the rules, but... I don't know?

    Any suggestions on how to better enjoy it?


    Take some elements of football that we all enjoy: speed, physicality, intensity, a little violence, unreal feats of athleticism, and an organically developed dislike of some opponents. Then make the pace of play continuous flow; instead of a couple seconds on /half a minute off like football or baseball.

    Give it time and you'll come to better understand the rules and nuance. If it helps, these guys are the best citizens of the big 4 North American team sports.


    I used to go to Thunderbird games all the time in the late 80's/early 90's when they were good for 4-5 fights per game. It wasn't just the fighting but the Thunderbirds were a hard-hitting physical team during the time. Really happy to see some of that in the Kraken. I laughed more than once when the announcers made the Smashville reference because the Kraken certainly appeared to be the more physical team.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:31 pm
  • ivotuk wrote:Geekie, who scored one of the goals, said his team was nervous early on.

    “Yeah, definitely, 100 percent,” he said. “Obviously, you come into Vegas and it’s a spectacular city and they put on quite a show.”


    I must say, I approve of this person's name! :mrgreen:
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:11 pm
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    ivotuk wrote:Geekie, who scored one of the goals, said his team was nervous early on.

    “Yeah, definitely, 100 percent,” he said. “Obviously, you come into Vegas and it’s a spectacular city and they put on quite a show.”


    I must say, I approve of this person's name! :mrgreen:

    :2thumbs:
    I think the kid is going to be a future superstar.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:01 pm
  • They got the must have goals in Nashville. Power plays and open net. Their biggest blunder was getting down two players at one point and inevitably getting scored upon.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:08 pm
  • Dang, hockey is intense, on the edge of your seat intense,, good stuff
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:01 pm
  • Threedee wrote:They got the must have goals in Nashville. Power plays and open net. Their biggest blunder was getting down two players at one point and inevitably getting scored upon.

    Yeah when you’re 2 men down you really have to keep clearing the puck out there out of your own end to kill the 2 man disadvantage.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:04 pm
  • Bobblehead wrote:Dang, hockey is intense, on the edge of your seat intense,, good stuff

    As a new NHL fan I’m enjoying this team a lot.
    They are going to be an even deeper team once the get Yanni Gourde back.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:03 am
  • The most important thing is that my wife likes their uniforms. A determining factor as to whether she will commit to spending any time watching sports with me.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:18 pm
  • Tanev is on fire, my favorite player. That goal was so good.

    Grubauer is also on fire after a tough 1st game.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:37 pm
  • XxXdragonXxX wrote:Tanev is on fire, my favorite player. That goal was so good.


    I enjoyed that also --- made both defensemen look stupid and gave the goalie no chance.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:06 pm
  • Damn, tough OTL to the BJs.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:18 pm
  • Threedee wrote:Damn, tough OTL to the BJs.

    Yep, and the Kraken had their chances.

    Grub was outstanding though.

    …and while losing sucked, they still get a point for getting the game to OT.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:51 am
  • Good to get a point, but man that was awful timing on the change there to give up a 3 on 2 advantage.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:38 pm
  • XxXdragonXxX wrote:Good to get a point, but man that was awful timing on the change there to give up a 3 on 2 advantage.

    Very true. …but very fixable. This team has been together for only a short period of time. Not making excuses as that was bad, but once they play more together everything will tighten up when it comes to those type of things.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:33 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    Threedee wrote:Damn, tough OTL to the BJs.

    Yep, and the Kraken had their chances.

    Grub was outstanding though.

    …and while losing sucked, they still get a point for getting the game to OT.


    It's very reassuring to have a reliable goalie going forward.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:28 pm
  • Sheesh, Flyers are skating twice as fast as any of the other teams we've faced, and just like that, Krak are already behind 0-3! Too bad Soucy had his skate in the wrong place at the wrong time for the own goal.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:16 pm
  • There's the inevitable blowout loss we all feared would happen.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:39 pm
  • This game was a “floater”. Flush it down and get out the stick if need be to break it up.
    For some reason I thought they’d win today. <——— my lack of NHL knowledge shining thru.

    I would have flip flopped starting goalies today. The Back up starts tomorrow’s game.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:48 pm
  • Feels like I'm watching a re-run of what I watched a day ago. Most of the Kraken players appear mentally shot, and granted, it's been a long road trip where I'm sure the opportunity to get well-rested isn't the same as it would be in a normal schedule. They look like they're just sleepwalking out there.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:44 pm
  • Ruminator wrote:Feels like I'm watching a re-run of what I watched a day ago. Most of the Kraken players appear mentally shot, and granted, it's been a long road trip where I'm sure the opportunity to get well-rested isn't the same as it would be in a normal schedule. They look like they're just sleepwalking out there.

    Yanni Gourde looked good for his first game this year.

    Defense is still sloppy AF though.
    Getting tired of the dump and race to the puck business.

    Passing needs to improve.

    It will get there, just may take some time though.
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Re: Kraken 2021-2022 Season
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:48 am
  • The schedule is a bit weird. The Kraken are the only team that has played 5 games this season. The Flyers and Devils, who they played back to back had only played 1 game heading into the match up. So you have a brand new team, going on a 5 game road trip to start the season, and playing against teams that have played 2 to 3 games less.

    On the bright side they get 3 days off before playing Vancouver at home.
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