5 Best-Case Scenarios for the Seattle Kraken in the 2023-24 Season

Published October 7, 2023 at 8:12 PM

With the Seattle Kraken's 2023-24 regular season just around the corner, excitement is building among fans.

Following a thrilling first-round upset of the Colorado Avalanche last season, expectations are high in Seattle, and hopes are running high for a strong follow-up season.

Let's take a look at some of the best-case scenarios as the new season approaches.

Matty Beniers Establishes Himself As An Elite Center

Matty Beniers, fresh off his Calder Trophy win last season, is poised for a stellar sophomore year. The 20-year-old led all rookies with 57 points and tied for the most goals among rookies with 24.

To enter the elite category, Beniers needs award recognition and a point-per-game performance.

Jared McCann Becomes a Point-Per-Game Player

Jared McCann, known for his offensive prowess, has the potential to hit the point-per-game mark this season. Increasing his shots and playmaking abilities can help him achieve this milestone.

Shane Wright Establishes Himself As an NHLer

The spotlight is once again on Shane Wright as he aims to secure a permanent spot on the Kraken roster. His success could lead to roster decisions and asset acquisitions for the team.

Kraken's Special Teams Improve

The Kraken need to enhance their penalty kill and power play units, aiming to at least rank in the top 15 in both categories. Key additions, like André Burakovsky, should aid in these improvements.

Vince Dunn as a Norris Candidate

Vince Dunn, who received Norris Trophy votes and signed a substantial contract extension, has high expectations. A strong offensive performance, potentially exceeding 70 points, could place him higher in Norris Trophy considerations.

With the roster assembled and preseason play showing promise, Kraken fans have ample reasons to be excited.

Playoffs are within reach, and the team may even contend for the division title if these scenarios come to fruition. The 2023-24 season promises another exciting chapter in Kraken hockey.

Source: Thehockeywriters
October 7   |   60 answers
5 Best-Case Scenarios for the Seattle Kraken in the 2023-24 Season

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