Kraken Fans Are Excited After Recent Statement Made

Dylan Robillard
September 24, 2023  (7:06 PM)

Last week, the Seattle Kraken hit the ice for training training camp and after getting a taste of the Stanley Cup Playoffs they are on the hunt for redemption.

Head coach Dave Hakstol has been keeping an eye on things, taking a deep look at prospects and even the veterans on the team. Hakstol has said that the official opening night roster will not be decided until camp wraps up, even till the end of the preseason if necessary. Ahead of the Kraken's third-ever training camp on Thursday, coach Dave Hakstol was making it clear any open jobs would not be determined until October 9 for the season opener in Vegas the following night.
John Forslund, Kraken play-by-play announcer also noted how hungry this Kraken team looks;
«What is standing out to me [through two days of camp] is you see the hunger and you see no one too comfortable on what they're doing,» said Forslund, who has observed multitudes of training camps throughout his NHL announcing career between the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Kraken. «Everyone is fighting for what they want for the team and for themselves."
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«The first camp was basically the team and a few extra players they had with some players in the minor league system. There really wasn't that level of young talent yet. And there really wasn't a veteran pro push, such as the players who end up playing the American League. They're real good pros that are close to making it to the NHL [Camerion Hughes, a playoff star for Coachella Valley last spring was an example during Friday's scrimmage, finishing the scoring on a give-and-go with Matty Beniers].
«Three plays stand out. There was a beautiful two-on-one involving Matty and Jordan Eberle on Thursday. There was a goal this morning from Andre Burakovsky that was a highlight-reel goal. And another play here this afternoon involving the Beniers line. You don't see that two days in, I don't care what team it is. It means there's a push from younger players. The [veterans] are thinking, ‘let's show these guys now what we can do and how we do it.»
It is a clear battle for a roster spot, nobody has the upper head; anyone can make this team it just depends on who wants it more. Nobody is too comfortable with where they are at, they know that if they do not work hard enough, they may not have a spot to start the season.
«We will know right away about our competitiveness.» Dave Hakstol said following Thursday's opening practices and scrimmage. Hakstol confirmed the coaching staff liked the speed, hustle, and physicality mixed within the scrimmages and throughout training camp. , especially during a scrimmage.
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