Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times

Geoff Baker

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Geoff:

Week 18 NHL power rankings: Where the Kraken stand after routing Flyers

Here's where the Kraken stand in Geoff Baker's weekly NHL power rankings. → Read More

Seattle band Who is She? disputes Kraken statement on being fired after Jeff Bezos lyrics

Seattle indie music group Who is She? played before and during Wednesday's Kraken game at Climate Pledge Arena, including a song with unflattering lyrics about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. → Read More

Week 3 NHL power rankings: Where the Kraken stand after loss to Canucks

Here's where the Kraken stand in Geoff Baker's weekly NHL power rankings. → Read More

Kraken unveil new mascot, a troll named Buoy

The Kraken's new mascot, Buoy, is said to be a nephew of the Fremont Troll, the 18-foot, 13,000-pound concrete structure beneath the Aurora Bridge. → Read More

Marshawn Lynch, Macklemore join Kraken ownership group

Marshawn Lynch and Macklemore plan to help the Kraken with various community efforts after acquiring minority ownership in the team and Climate Pledge Arena. → Read More

Kraken game vs. Coyotes postponed because of ongoing COVID-19 issues

Tuesday's game between the Kraken and Coyotes has been postponed because of continuing COVID-19 concerns. → Read More

Kraken jump out to fast start against Sabres, win fourth game out of last five

The Kraken score the first three goals of the game game and cruise to a 7-4 win in Buffalo. → Read More

Meet the 2021-22 Kraken players

Here are the players projected to hit the ice in the Kraken's season opener Oct. 12 at Las Vegas. → Read More

The first thing you’ll see entering Climate Pledge Arena’s main gates? Plenty of wine

In a sport intrinsically linked to beer, having wine positioned at an NHL arena’s entrance isn’t common. But this is Seattle, and some of the people helping pay for Climate Pledge's $1 billion renovation undoubtedly prefer other beverages. → Read More

‘Dream of Seattle and the NHL comes true’ as Kraken pays off expansion fee and officially joins league

The NHL on Friday officially finalized the Kraken as its 32nd franchise. The team made its final payment on a $650 million franchise fee, clearing the way to launch its debut season next October. → Read More

Cost of reviving the Sonics? Latest report suggests expansion team price could be $2.5 billion

It has long been assumed that reviving the Sonics will carry the heftiest of pricetags. And now, an ESPN report quoting anonymous sources is putting a rough estimate on that cost: $2.5 billion. → Read More

Seattle-based biotech startup Sana raises $821 million

The amount raised is one of the largest in recent memory for a local biotech startup. → Read More

Amazon buys naming rights to KeyArena, will call it Climate Pledge Arena

The arena, home to the city’s incoming NHL franchise and WNBA's Storm, will be powered 100% by renewable electricity and seek to achieve a zero carbon footprint. NHL Seattle CEO... → Read More

Supermarket chains begin terminating ‘hero’ pay to workers as coronavirus pandemic continues

Kroger-owned QFC and Fred Meyer will discontinue their $2-an-hour "Hero Bonus'' premiums paid to workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio-based Kroger has set May 16 as the program's final date... → Read More

Inside the ‘incredibly challenging’ effort by GM and Ventec to make more ventilators for coronavirus fight

The companies faced dozens of supply and logistical challenges to ensure the feasibility of Project V. → Read More

Trump administration backs off a deal for Bothell’s Ventec and GM to produce ‘up to 20,000’ ventilators a month amid coronavirus crisis

Bothell-based Ventec and General Motors had finalized plans to expand production of potentially life-saving ventilators at the automaker’s main plant in Indiana -- with one parts supplier saying he'd "never... → Read More

Bill allowing sports gaming within state tribal casinos signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee

A bill legalizing sports gambling in Washington state's tribal casinos was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Proponents say revenue from such gaming — still months from taking place — will be badly needed by Native American communities... → Read More

Seattle team gets funding to start human trials of potentially groundbreaking coronavirus treatment

A New Jersey-based biotechnology company has provided Seattle's Infectious Disease Research Institute with seven-figure funding to begin human trials on a groundbreaking coronavirus treatment that would involve immunotherapy and cancer-fighting NK-cells rather than current antiviral medication. → Read More

We took a virtual tour of the KeyArena renovations. Here’s a look at the future home of NHL Seattle.

A virtual reality program allows the interior of larger projects to be viewed in actual-sized 3-D in their completed state before they are built. Here's a firsthand look at the "completed'' KeyArena interior. → Read More

KeyArena’s luxury spaces will have a Seattle-inspired flair. Here’s what they’ll look like.

NHL Seattle has released the first set of renderings of KeyArena's planned new luxury spaces conceived by a prestigious New York architectural and design firm. → Read More