Doc Emrick was the longtime voice of hockey on network television in the United States. John Forslund was the main man backing him up and also the play-by-play voice of the Carolina Hurricanes on TV from 1995 to 2020. The NHL’s contract with NBC Sports expired this past season, as did Forslund’s time in Raleigh. “JF” brings his experience, expertise, and unique style to the Pacific Northwest as the new voice of the new team, the Seattle Kraken. We talked all things Kraken, including the burgeoning rivalry with the Vancouver Canucks.
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The Seattle Kraken and Vancouver Canucks play an exhibition game on Sunday in Spokane, the Kraken franchise’s first, and then another on October 5th in Vancouver. The Canucks are also the guests of the Kraken for Seattle’s regular season home opener on October 23rd.