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

Now healthy, Yanni Gourde will give Seattle Kraken a shot of lightning

The Seattle Kraken got Yanni Gourde back sooner than expected and he made an impact and should keep doing so going forward, Andy Eide writes.
3 days ago

Are the Seattle Kraken doomed to struggle on offense? Don’t panic yet

The Seattle Kraken have been held to just one goal in two straight games. Andy Eide details why it's not as concerning as it seems.
5 days ago

Seattle Kraken have their 1st breakout candidate in Morgan Geekie

Morgan Geekie had the biggest goal of the first Seattle Kraken game, and may have ignited a rivalry in the process. Andy Eide breaks down why he could be a breakout player this season.
10 days ago

Eide’s Seattle Kraken Preview: 3 things to watch in history-making NHL opener

Andy Eide, Seattle Kraken insider for, breaks down what we learned from the Kraken this preseason and their three keys to success as the NHL's new expansion team.
13 days ago

Thunderbirds GM Bil La Forge dishes on the upcoming offseason

Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge will make some moves this summer to improve his club. Will they be big ones?
5 months ago

Thunderbirds end strange and hard season on a high note with dominating win over Spokane

The Seattle Thunderbirds dealt with a lot of adversity this season but end on a high note.
6 months ago

Keltie Jeri-Leon set to play his final WHL game as Thunderbirds face Spokane Sunday

After five seasons, Seattle's lone over-aged player, Keltie Jeri-Leon will play his final junior game Sunday night.
6 months ago

Scott Ratzlaff earns first WHL win as Thunderbirds beat Tri-City

Behind a rookie goalie, the Thunderbirds kicked off the season's final weekend with a 5-2 win in Kennewick against the Tri-City Americans.
6 months ago

Thunderbirds enjoy winning again after snapping six-game losing streak

The Seattle Thunderbirds have been scuffling but battled against a good Portland Winterhawks club to snap a six-game losing streak.
6 months ago

Dealing with adversity, young Thunderbirds drop pair of games in Portland

Injuries and penalties have thrown a ton of adversity at the young Thunderbirds which showed up in a pair of losses at Portland this weekend.
6 months ago

Henrik Rybinski looking to leave impression with Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds center Henrik Rybinski is playing some of the best hockey of his career and looking to finish the season strong.
6 months ago

Jackson Berry ready to take over Thunderbirds net for remainder of season

The Thunderbirds beat Tri-City while being backstopped by a new number one goalie in Jackson Berry.
6 months ago

Thunderbirds grind out win in Tri-City while saying goodbye to Roulette and Milic

It wasn't pretty but the Thunderbirds ground out a win in Kennewick on a night they said goodbye to a couple of key players.
7 months ago

Thunderbirds resiliency has paid off so far in young season

The Thunderbirds are young but have been a resilient bunch so far this year thanks to youthful energy and key veteran leadership.
7 months ago

Turnovers, penalties cost Thunderbirds bid for week’s sweep against Silvertips

The Thunderbirds came up short in Everett against the Silvertips Friday night but learned some valuable lessons over the week's two-game series.
7 months ago

Despite tough loss to Portland Sunday, Thunderbirds off to encouraging start

The Thunderbirds are off to a 3-2 start to the WHL season and coming off a positive three-game weekend.
7 months ago

Thunderbirds use speed to edge Portland Saturday night

The Thunderbirds speed and skill matched with the visiting Portland Winterhawks and paved the way to a 3-2 victory.
7 months ago

Thunderbirds remove two players from roster over ‘racial incident’

The Seattle Thunderbirds announced Thursday that they had removed two players from their roster due to an unspecified "racial" incident.
7 months ago

Takeaways from the Thunderbirds weekend split

The Thunderbirds opened the season this past weekend by splitting a pair of games. There was a lot of positives to take away along with some work still to be done.
7 months ago

Young Thunderbirds take first step in shootout win against Spokane

The Thunderbirds opened their season Friday with a win that showcased their impressive rookie class.
7 months ago

The future starts now for Thunderbirds rookies Gustafson and Korchinski

The Seattle Thunderbirds open their season Friday night against Spokane and do so with an impressive rookie class.
7 months ago

Thunderbirds have added youth and skill to their defense

The Seattle Thunderbirds will have some new exciting defensemen this year which will impact the blue line and help the offense.
7 months ago

After offseason uncertainty, Thunderbirds excited to be back on the ice

With just a week to go before they open the WHL season, the Seattle Thunderbirds are thrilled to be back to hockey.
8 months ago

Keltie Jeri-Leon has found a home in Seattle with the Thunderbirds

Seattle's lone 20-year-old Keltie Jeri-Leon is a leader on and off the ice and is ready to leave his final mark on the WHL.
8 months ago