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

Seattle Kraken will get impact from Brandon Tanev, Jaden Schwartz returns

Two key players for the Seattle Kraken, Brandon Tanev and Jaden Schwartz, had their 2021-22 seasons cut short by injury but will be back for training camp.
10 hours ago

Seattle Kraken get No. 4 NHL Draft pick: What, and who, to expect

We now know the Seattle Kraken have the No. 4 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Andy Eide breaks down the kinds of players go at 4, and three players Seattle could end up with.
8 days ago

Seattle Kraken offseason primer: Key dates and decisions

The Seattle Kraken have a big offseason ahead, and Andy Eide details everything you need to know about Seattle's upcoming summer.
18 days ago

With a smile on his face, Yanni Gourde does everything for Seattle Kraken

On the ice, 30-year-old Yanni Gourde has been everything the Seattle Kraken hoped he would be when they selected him from Tampa Bay in their NHL Expansion Draft.
21 days ago

Where does 2021 2nd-round pick Ryker Evans fit in with Seattle Kraken?

With 2021 second-round pick Ryker Evans signing his entry-level contract, Andy Eide details how Evans fits in with the Seattle Kraken.
25 days ago

Matty Beniers off to great start, but Seattle Kraken still need skill on offense

The Matty Beniers hype train has left the station and reached top speed but the Seattle Kraken need to add more talent around him.
29 days ago

The 1st look at Matty Beniers with the Seattle Kraken was quite the show

Matty Beniers took the ice with the Seattle Kraken for the first time and Andy Eide details how the rookie looked in his first NHL practice.
1 month ago

What to expect from Matty Beniers, who should join Seattle Kraken soon

Top Seattle Kraken prospect Matty Beniers' college season ended and he's expected to sign soon with Seattle, so what should we expect?
1 month ago

Eide: Seattle Kraken goalies improving, may be good enough for next year

The Seattle Kraken have played better of late, thanks in part to the goalies, which Andy Eide says may be good enough heading into next year.
1 month ago

Seattle Kraken are out of contention, but they’re in the heart of playoff race

Even though the Seattle Kraken won't make the postseason, their schedule is pitting them against teams playing for their playoff lives.
2 months ago

It’s possible Seattle Kraken can contend next season — here’s how

The Seattle Kraken just split back-to-back games with the Kings, a team that has made a dramatic turnaround from last season. Andy Eide looks at how Seattle could follow in Los Angeles' footsteps.
2 months ago

Seattle Kraken players with most to gain after flurry of trades

After a number of trades reshaped the Seattle Kraken roster, Andy Eide looks at a few young players who can capitalize on the opportunity.
2 months ago

Breaking down Seattle Kraken after 6 deals at NHL trade deadline

The Seattle Kraken did a whole lot of dealing before Monday's NHL trade deadline. What were the moves, and what's the plan now? Andy Eide breaks it all down.
2 months ago

Ryan Donato makes his case to be part of Seattle Kraken core

Donato plays hard, has shown a scoring touch, and is making a case for himself to be part of the Seattle Kraken core moving forward.
2 months ago

Top Seattle Kraken trade assets for March 21 NHL trade deadline

With the NHL trade deadline just a week away, Seattle Kraken insider Andy Eide looks at the obvious and less obvious players Seattle could move.
2 months ago

Seattle Kraken ink leading-scorer Jared McCann to 5-year extension

Seattle Kraken forward Jared McCann signed a contract extension with the club Tuesday morning. Andy Eide has the key details.
2 months ago

Eide: 5 prospects Seattle Kraken may end up drafting with 1st-round pick

Andy Eide breaks down the names of the top five prospects the Seattle Kraken may end up drafting with their first-round pick in July.
3 months ago

Eide: Morgan Geekie’s hard work is paying off for Seattle Kraken

Young Seattle Kraken center Morgan Geekie doesn't have the numbers he'd like, but it's clear his hard work is paying off on the ice.
3 months ago

How close are Seattle Kraken to having the right ingredients in place?

Winning NHL teams are usually elite at three spots. Andy Eide breaks down how close the Seattle Kraken are at those positions.
3 months ago

‘It’s been a really good fit for me’: Vince Dunn thriving with Seattle Kraken

Vince Dunn has been a bright spot for the Seattle Kraken, and the young defenseman is loving his time with the NHL's newest franchise.
3 months ago

When the top Seattle Kraken prospects could make NHL debuts

There is lots of promise in the Seattle Kraken prospect pool. Andy Eide breaks down when we may see the team's top prospects in the NHL.
3 months ago

Eide: The piece the Seattle Kraken offense is missing

The Seattle Kraken need to add offensive talent when the NHL hits the offseason, because most nights right now they face a talent deficit.
3 months ago

Eide: What to watch for from Seattle Kraken in 2nd half of season

From trade candidates to goaltender play, Andy Eide breaks down what to keep an eye on from the Seattle Kraken as they return from the All-Star break.
3 months ago

How Seattle Kraken used unexpected break to turn season around

The Seattle Kraken created a midseason minicamp that has resulted in Philipp Grubauer and his teammates playing some of their best hockey yet.
3 months ago