Andy Eide

Andy Eide

Andy Eide is the Seattle Kraken insider for Before the NHL's arrival in Seattle, Andy was the longtime Seattle Thunderbirds reporter for He attended his first T-Birds game in 1987 and has been hooked on hockey ever since. He also provides coverage of the Kraken for and Sound of Hockey. Follow Andy: @AndyEide

Eeli Tolvanen has been a great find and perfect fit for Kraken

The Kraken found a big contributor in a surprising way, adding Eeli Tolvanen on a waiver claim. Kraken insider Andy Eide dives into Tolvanen's fit and impact.
8 days ago

Kraken entering ‘magnified’ part of schedule with big playoff implications

The Seattle Kraken have entered the portion of the season where everything is magnified, with key games coming up next week.
12 days ago

Kraken have boost of confidence after no moves were made at deadline

Andy Eide caught up with Seattle Kraken players to discuss the trade deadline and the boost of confidence they have after it.
15 days ago

Why Seattle Kraken were right to stand pat at NHL Trade Deadline

The NHL Trade Deadline has passed and the Seattle Kraken didn't make a move. Andy Eide breaks down why that may be right in the long run.
19 days ago

Kraken Breakdown: Where they stand, what to expect at trade deadline

Kraken insider Andy Eide takes a look at the team's rough month of February, which ended on a hopeful note, and Friday's trade deadline.
22 days ago

What we learned from 6-5 Kraken loss to NHL-leading Bruins in ‘classic’

The Kraken went toe-to-toe with the NHL-leading Bruins on Thursday in a 6-5 loss. Andy Eide breaks down what we learned about Seattle.
26 days ago

Kraken are pushing for 1st playoff berth, but they’re not new to this

Everybody on the Kraken are focused on becoming the first playoff team in franchise history, but the squad is loaded with playoff experience.
29 days ago

The Kraken aren’t good in the shootout — why it’s not a concern

The Seattle Kraken haven't looked good in shootouts this year. Kraken insider Andy Eide breaks down why, and why it's not as big of a problem as you'd think.
1 month ago

Who can step up for the Kraken with Andre Burakovsky out of action?

With top-scorer Andre Burakovsky on injured reserve, Kraken insider Andy Eide breaks down who can step up in Burakovsky's absence.
1 month ago

A guide to scoreboard watching for Seattle Kraken fans down the stretch

It’s time to scoreboard-watch and start rooting against the biggest challenges for a playoff spot at the expense of the Seattle Kraken.
1 month ago

Breaking down opponents the Kraken will face in upcoming road trip

The Kraken return from the All-Star Break to a five-game road trip that begins Tuesday in New York. Andy Eide breaks down Seattle's opponents.
1 month ago

Breaking down surprise Seattle Kraken contributors Sprong and Tolvanen

Daniel Sprong and Eeli Tolvanen have turned themselves into key contributors for the Kraken who will be counted on moving forward.
2 months ago

Grading the Seattle Kraken position groups in 1st half of season

With the Seattle Kraken at the All-Star Break, insider Andy Eide hands out his grades for Seattle's position groups so far this season.
2 months ago

3 Things to Watch for Kraken: Shane Wright at trade deadline, Beniers, more

With the NHL All-Star break fast approaching, Kraken insider Andy Eide breaks down three big storylines to follow with Seattle.
2 months ago

Kraken Breakdown: How defensive pairings have been key for Seattle

A big reason for the jump this season by the Kraken is their defensive play. Andy Eide explains the role defensemen pairings plays in that.
2 months ago

Red-hot Vince Dunn has emerged for Kraken as top defenseman

In his second year with the Kraken, Vince Dunn is turning into Seattle's best defenseman and he's riding an eight-game point streak.
2 months ago

Kraken Breakdown: Has Seattle handled top prospect Shane Wright right?

Top Kraken prospect Shane Wright is back in junior hockey. What does this mean? Will it benefit Wright and Seattle? And what’s next for the 19 year old?
2 months ago

What does huge road win over powerhouse Bruins mean for Kraken?

The Kraken were the 1st team to knock off the Bruins in regulation in Boston this year. Andy Eide breaks down what the win means for Seattle.
2 months ago

Red-hot Kraken are surging on offense — who and what’s behind it

The numbers are fun to look at for the Kraken these days, who have outscored opponents 26-8 during a five-game winning streak.
2 months ago

The Art of the Shot: How Kraken players developed theirs

Kraken insider Andy Eide talks to Ryan Donato, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Daniel Sprong about how they have crafted their shooting styles.
3 months ago

5 reasons for Kraken fans to be excited about Winter Classic in Seattle

Kraken insider Andy Eide has the backstory on the NHL Winter Classic coming to Seattle in 2024 and why fans are in for something special.
3 months ago

The challenges the Kraken face as they look to stay in playoff race

Kraken insider Andy Eide has the details on the challenges the Kraken face as they look to make the playoffs for the first time.
3 months ago

Kraken can make statement, improve in standings in key division matchups

The Kraken have a chance to make a statement and move up the standings with two big divisional games this week vs Calgary and Edmonton.
3 months ago

Rivalry? Not yet as Kraken still haven’t figured out Canucks

The Kraken again came up short again Thursday night in Vancouver, and without a win over the Canucks in six tries, they're still without a rival.
3 months ago