Kraken: Seattle Unleashes Franchise Name, Logo, Colours

Seattle’s hockey franchise will enter the NHL in 2021-2022 as the Kraken. The team unveiled their name, logo, and colours Thursday at an event at the Climate Pledge Arena, where they’ll play their home games in Washington State. “Seattle’s a city with a deep maritime history,” general manager Ron Francis said. “I think this nameContinue reading “Kraken: Seattle Unleashes Franchise Name, Logo, Colours”

NHL: Seattle Names Ron Francis as First GM

The NHL’s expansion franchise in Seattle has named Ron Francis as their first general manager. The announcement came down Thursday, as expected, and the league’s 32nd team will take to the ice in 2021-2022. “I am excited to join NHL Seattle as its first general manager and to work in partnership with Tod (Leiweke), DavidContinue reading “NHL: Seattle Names Ron Francis as First GM”

Hurricanes: Carolina Parts Ways with Ron Francis

The Carolina Hurricanes have terminated the contract of president of hockey operations Ron Francis. The team made the announcement Monday. Francis had been kicked out of his post as general manager in March and was assigned as the president of hockey operations in what many saw as a demotion. That assessment seems to have beenContinue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina Parts Ways with Ron Francis”

Francis Out in Carolina as Changes are Coming

Things are changing in Carolina, with Ron Francis ousted Thursday as general manager and granted the position of president of hockey operations. The move has already engendered a small army of thinkpieces, with many concluding that the transfer of power is actually a demotion for Francis. It may appear to be a promotion on paper,Continue reading “Francis Out in Carolina as Changes are Coming”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t qualified for the post-season in eight consecutive seasons and they’d clearly like to change that in 2017-2018. They took a step toward changing the tide by signing goalie Scott Darling to a four-year contract after acquiring him in a trade with Chicago. With a clear number one netminder, the Hurricanes turnedContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”