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Squid Words: Halloween costumes & splashy NHL trades

Finally the Jack Echel saga is over, we can—wait he went WHERE?

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NHL: Minnesota Wild at Seattle Kraken Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been an eventful Thursday ahead of the Kraken’s first game against the Buffalo Sabres, a team dominating the headlines today. Here’s the latest news about our beloved squid team and the league in which the play.

What’s Kraken

  • Take a peak at the 32 Bar and Grill at the Kraken Community Iceplex, which opens this Saturday. If you look carefully you can even spot a photo of DJLR contributor Rebecca Moloney in the bar. [950 KJR]
  • Chris Driedger is off of injured reserve and on the ice for Seattle
  • The Kraken put a lot of thought into their fish-tossing three stars ceremony after home games [ESPN]
  • After 10 full games, what exactly do we know about the Seattle Kraken? [DJLR]
  • There were several superb Halloween costumes donned by the Kraken. Brandon Tanev and Jaden Schwartz went as Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber:
  • Morgan Geekie as Dwight Schrute from the Office:
  • Joonas Donskoi didn’t give us an outfit from this year but did offer the very Seattle costume of a Starbuck’s cup with the spelling of his name absolutely butchered that he wore last year:

Around the NHL

  • Kyle Beach spoke to Rick Westhead about the abuse he suffered as a member of the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks and the failure of the organization to do anything about it (TW:SA) [TSN]
  • Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews expressed their support for former general manager Stan Bowman when asked about the events surrounding Beach’s assault. [$ The Athletic]
  • Brad Aldrich’s name was crossed off of the Stanley Cup [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Jack Eichel has finally, mercifully, been traded away from the Buffalo Sabres
  • As Kraken fans, this sure sucks to see one of the best players in the league coming to a division rival, but who knows if he’ll be the same player after surgery, and at least Vegas had to give up a good haul for him.
  • Marián Gáborík officially retired from the NHL [SportsNet]
  • Sidney Crosby tested positive COVID [NHL]