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Squid Words: The unexpected week off

Here’s what happened while the Kraken were not playing hockey games

Vancouver Canucks v Seattle Kraken Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

What’s Kraken

  • Kraken fan Nadia Popovici helped save the Canucks’ equipment manager Brian Hamilton’s life from her seats behind the bench [Seattle Times]
  • All Kraken games for the week were postponed, though none of them due to the Kraken specifically
  • The organist from 1977’s Slap Shot has been hired to play the organ during Kraken home games [DJLR]
  • Brandon Tanev had successful knee surgery and is expected to be back in time for the 2022-23 season [Seattle Kraken]
  • Alex Wennberg has entered the NHL Covid protocol [Seattle Kraken]
  • Seattle can’t stop allowing answer goals [DJLR]
A table showing the Kraken allow a goal within a minute of scoring on 16.2% of their third-period goals
  • The Chandler’s Cove team store has officially closed for good [My Northwest]
  • Jaden Schwartz is having hand surgery and will be out at least a month
  • Matty Beniers may be going to the Olympics [DJLR]

Around the hockey world

  • Tuukka Rask might be back with the Boston Bruins sooner rather than later after signing a tryout contract with the Providence Bruins [CBS]
  • The Premier Hockey Federation announced this year’s All-Stars for the showcase taking place January 29th in Toronto [The Ice Garden]
  • Wes McCauley went viral again
  • Two Chicago Blackhawks players got their cars stolen while out to dinner [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Minnesota Wild star Kirill Kaprizov suffered an injury in an awkward collision on Thursday [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild in the Winter Classic, which turned out to be the coldest game in NHL history [CNN]
  • During the second intermission of said Winter Classic, USA Hockey announced the roster for the Women’s Olympic team [The Ice Garden]
  • The list of postponed NHL games is up to 99 [NHL]
  • Cale Makar. That’s it, just Cale Makar.