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Kraken look to write own story during inaugural campaign

Sep. 29, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The question will hang over the Seattle Kraken throughout their inaugural season, even if it’s probably unfair. Can they come close to matching what Vegas did in its first season in 2017-18? It seems preposterous to think Seattle...

Gourde excited for chance in Seattle even with start delayed

Aug. 03, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After winning two straight Stanley Cup titles, Yanni Gourde has one of the more impressive resumes among the players selected by the Seattle Kraken in the NHL expansion draft. But instead of being one of Seattle’s top forwards to start the team's first...

NHL teams overcome flat cap to make splashes in free agency

Jul. 29, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NHL teams combined for a series of splashes in free agency, managing to make major moves despite the salary cap staying flat for a third straight year. Over the first 12 hours of the signing period Wednesday, teams in the league signed 160-plus...

Expansion Kraken land Grubauer; Lightning breakup continues

Jul. 28, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

There was a method to the Seattle Kraken’s approach to preserve salary cap space while making their expansion draft selections. After laying in wait, the Kraken made one of the biggest splashes in free agency by signing goalie Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4...

Kraken make splash to start free agency by signing Grubauer

Jul. 28, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Philipp Grubauer is going from anchoring a Presidents Trophy-winning roster to the unknowns of playing for an expansion franchise. The Seattle Kraken had plenty of money to throw at Grubauer to make it happen. After a somewhat...