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Kevin’s Morning Hash: Everybody Loves the Kraken; No Love for Non-vaccinated Players

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Seattle Kraken jersey sales are going through the roof, setting new league marks for jersey sales

Seattle Kraken jersey sales are selling like Starbucks’ lattes. They have blown past the Vegas Golden Knights to establish a new league record for jersey sales.

Cool name. Hot logo. Can’t fail.

ESPN reports  top-selling Kraken player jerseys include goaltender Philipp Grubauer, forwards Brandon Tanev and Jordan Eberle and defenseman Jamie Oleksiuk.  Surprised first-round pick Matty Berniers isn’t among them, even though he plans to stay at Michigan this season.

Around the NHL

Columbus: The Blue Jackets signed Zac Rinaldo to a two-way contract, but now they don’t want him at training camp because he isn’t vaccinated. All 67 other Columbus players are vaccinated. Roughly 95 percent of NHL players are vaccinated.

Philadelphia : The Flyers are without a few injured players, including Kevin Hayes, for several weeks. 

New York Islanders:  The Islanders are 100% vaccinated. heading into training camp.

Washington: The Capitals announced Tom Wilson bobblehead night is Oct. 27.  Let the memes begin

Minnesota:Wild GM Bill Guerin got Kirill Kaprizov to sign a five-year deal for $45 million. 

Arizona: The Coyotes will wear Kachina sweater to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Vegas: No more Marc-Andre Fleury. No salary cap space. No significant offseason acquisitions. Steve Carp has the five BIG storylines to follow for Vegas Golden Knights training camp. 

Detroit: Red Wings give Bobby Ryan a PTO 

Boston: The Boston Bruins lost center David Krejci, and Jack Studnicka may replace him 

Florida: The Panthers arena has a new name.  While they look for a sponsor, it will be called FLA Live Arena. 

Vancouver: The Seattle vs. Vancouver rivalry is coming. The Seattle Kraken snagged a top-flight TV man, John Forslund, who can’t wait for the slobberknockers to begin. 

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