Controversy Surrounds Seattle Kraken Goaltending

Published September 21, 2023 at 6:12 PM
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Philipp Grubauer's strong performance in the playoffs hinted at overcoming his struggles with the Kraken. As the preseason unfolds, attention shifts to the backup goaltender position.

Chris Driedger, in the last year of his $10.5 million contract, returned to full health after an ACL injury in the 2022 IIHF World Championship. However, Martin Jones claimed the backup role in Seattle, leading Driedger to the Coachella Valley. There, Joey Daccord excelled, almost securing a championship for the Firebirds.

The Kraken signed Daccord for two years this offseason, raising questions about his potential as a full-time NHL goalie this season.

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Controversy Surrounds Seattle Kraken Goaltending

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