The Deep Dive - A Seattle Kraken Podcast by Emerald City Hockey
Emerald City Hockey, RJ Eskanos & Dylan Travers
Join RJ and Dylan for Emerald City Hockey's weekly podcast providing the latest news and analysis on the Seattle Kraken.
Jul 16 2021
Emerald City Hockey Podcast Trailer
Welcome to the Emerald City Hockey Podcast! Join RJ and Dylan as they discuss each week's Seattle Kraken news and top stories from around the NHL.
Shane Wright vs. Montreal Canadiens
We talk Shane Wright's return and upcoming game against Montreal (0:54), SEAHAC (25:46), and the Kraken's PK struggles (49:52).
Nov 28 2022
Is Shane Wright Too Good For The AHL?
In this episode, we dive right into Shane Wright's impressive start in the AHL and ask if he's too good to stay there (2:03), Then cover some quick hits: Morgan Geekie's injury (19:34), Magnus Hellberg leaving via waivers (24:42), and Seattle's record-setting crowd for the USA-Canada Women's game (27:20). Finally, we talk about the red-hot Kraken and break down three more wins (34:14).
Nov 21 2022
Working Overtime (and Shane Wright to AHL)
3:16 rangers game18:53 Kings game31:31 What they've worked on44:41 Bjorkstrand52:58 Shane Wright1:00:43 Quick Hits
Nov 14 2022
A Win, A Loss, And The Discipline Game
In this episode, we recap this week's games (0:45), Talk about Carson Soucy's undisciplined penalty (15:57), Seattle's overtime struggles (33:42), Reverse Retro jerseys (40:45), the goaltending situation and return of Magnus Hellberg (47:40), and a potential Shane Wright AHL loan (51:53)
Nov 8 2022
3 Up, 3 Down
In this episode, we take a hard-hitting look at the latest mini mic video (1:25), recap this week's three wins (7:25), ask which areas the Kraken can improve next (32:48), talk about playoffs(?!) (41:15), the goalie situation (44:44), and Shane Wright (56:12).
Oct 31 2022
Best Week Of The Season?
In this episode, we recap last week's Kraken homestand (1:53), take an analytics-driven look at team stats (23:48), D pairs (32:16), and forward lines (38:33), and look at the no-win Shane Wright situation (44:26).
Oct 24 2022
Episode 60 - Is This Team Good?
Is this team good? This week, we attempt to answer that very tricky question. We look at the forward group's success (2:25), defensive struggles (8:17), how much falls on the coach (14:15), inconsistency of focus (19:27), Ron Francis' mid-game observation (28:50), and reasons for optimism (36:23). Then we close things out with the Coachella Valley Firebirds, who are off to a 3-1-0 start (49:49).
Oct 17 2022
Episode 59 - New Season, New Kraken?
In this episode, we break down the first three games of the regular season (2:30), ask what the plan is with 2x healthy scratch Shane Wright (23:43), examine Hakstol's early season line shuffling (39:58), ask if Hakstol is coaching desperate (47:13), and celebrate the Firebirds' first ever win (1:00:50)
Oct 10 2022
Episode 58 - And Your 2022-23 Kraken Roster Is...
In this episode, we break down the Kraken's final two preseason games (0:51), Dylan breaks out the whiteboard to explain a new Kraken tactic (11:00), we take a look at the final roster cuts to see who made the team (32:20), discuss the captaincy situation (47:55), and make some early season Kraken predictions (53:05).
Oct 3 2022
Episode 57 - Yeah Buoy!
In this episode, we break down the Kraken's first four preseason games (4:02), then we discuss Shane Wright (15:48), Matty Beniers (24:00), Oliver Bjorkstrand (25:40), Andre Burakovsky (30:11), Justin Schultz (37:47), roster cuts (46:04), Firebirds training camp (1:00:55), Chris Driedger's new charity (1:06:40), and the Kraken's brand new mascot Buoy (1:11:47).
Sep 26 2022
Episode 56 - Training Camp Takeaways
On this episode of the pod, RJ gives us all the latest and greatest from the start of Kraken training camp, including: who's stood out to him (1:38), early looks at line combinations (9:48) and special teams units (25:40), how the younglings Matty Beniers and Shane Wright are looking (40:24), the return of Turbo (1:10:01), a quick goalie report (1:04:07) and mascot news (1:08:26)!
Sep 19 2022
Episode 55 - Training Camp Preview
In this episode, we start by debating who would win in a fight between a Kraken and 1,000 ducks (1:24), talk about the Daniel Sprong PTO (10:50), the Kraken training camp roster (13:05), and Alexandra Mandrycky being named assistant GM (17:45). Then RJ tells us about his experience being coached by Dave Hakstol at the first ever Kraken Media Clinic (21:30) and we look at some of the biggest Kraken training camp storylines (32:50).
Sep 12 2022
Episode 54 - Fixing The Powerplay
In this episode, we share our answers to last week's Kidz Bop question (1:53), then look at the Kraken's national TV schedule (8:39), some creative elements we'd like to see on the next Kraken jersey (21:25), and do a deep dive into what changes we'd make to improve the Kraken's unsuccessful 1-3-1 powerplay (34:14).
Sep 5 2022
Episode 53 - Identity Theft Is Not A Joke!
In this episode, Dylan tells his recent identity theft story (0:17) and RJ gives a surprise challenge to Dylan for once (5:27). Then we discuss listener feedback about the new Portland Winterhawks jerseys (13:56), The Seattle Kraken band (20:06), Cale Fleury's new contract (27:40), Ryan Clark joining ESPN (32:18), New ice at Climate Pledge Arena (37:50), JT Miller's Canucks extension (39:17). Finally we take a deep dive into how Matty Beniers and Shane Wright will be treated by the rest of the league this season (43:05).
Aug 29 2022
Episode 52 - Burakovsky, Schultz, and Doug Wilson Jr.
This week, we talk about Trevor Zegras and Sarah Nurse on the cover of NHL 23 (0:07), the Andre Burakovsky and Justin Schultz presser (8:06), and a trio of Kraken hockey ops hires (36:08).
Aug 22 2022
Episode 50 part 2 - Your Kraken Memorable Moments
In Part 2 of our 50th episode celebrating the Kraken's inaugural season, we listen to all the memorable Kraken moments you shared with us. Big thanks to everyone who reached out with a memory and made this episode so special.
Aug 16 2022
Episode 50 part 1 - Kraken Memorable Moments
It's our 50th episode of The Deep Dive and we want to celebrate with the ECH Community! Call us at (425) 243-7053 and share your favorite moments from last season.In this episode, we cover Eddie Olczyk's official Kraken introduction (7:02), The Firebirds' four games in Seattle (14:07), Alison Lukan's permanent role and Nick Olczyk joining the broadcast (23:53)Then we count down our Top 10 moments from the Kraken's inaugural season (26:53).
Aug 9 2022
Episode 49 - En Fuego
Lots to cover this week as we talk about the women's USA-CAN rivalry series (1:30), new Firebirds mascot Fuego (3:40), Samuel Bucek signing in the KHL (7:42), new assistant coach Dave Lowry (10:08), Oliver Bjorkstrand's new jersey number (18:45), Media availabilities with Bjorkstrand, Jones, and Kempny (23:55), Reverse Retro jerseys (40:45), and Kraken summer vacation plans (55:16).
Aug 1 2022
Episode 48 - It's Not Delivery, It's Donato
In this episode, we introduce some exciting August content (1:44), then discuss new player jersey numbers (6:30), the Kraken's new ECHL affiliate (23:33), some big Pacific Division moves (28:34), and Ryan Donato returning to Seattle (42:00),
Jul 24 2022
Episode 47 - Bjorkstrand and Edzo
In this episode, we do some quick hits on Morgan Geekie's extension (1:08), The Firebirds schedule release (4:32), and Shane Wright on Welcome to the NHL (7:50).Then we dive into Eddie Olczyk joining the Kraken broadcast (13:58) and the Oliver Bjorkstrand trade (23:14).