Quick Hits: The Getting Kraken Edition

In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings got through NHL draft, free agency. So what's next?
A new season would normally be two weeks old by now, but with the pandemic still raging, uncertainty reigns. The NHL is keeping an eye on how the NFL is doing, as well as other leagues that have or hope to stage a season.

Here is a look at key topics.

A couple of these topics are basically the same topic, but as a high school English teacher, I’m used to it.

Around the NHL

Seattle Kraken hire former NHL player Gary Roberts, six others in hockey operations, analytics
The Seattle Kraken have made their first wave of hockey operations hires, including Gary Roberts as a sports science and performance consultant.

Roberts, who played in 21 NHL seasons, has become a well-known trainer since retiring. Roberts works with several high-profile players in the offseason, including Connor McDavid and Steven Stamkos. McDavid and Roberts even teamed up to release a video of at-home exercises for fans while the NHL was on pause in April.

Seattle continues to build a very good roster of employees and consultants.