The Kraken Are Left With Three Major Questions

Published September 20, 2023 at 6:43 PM

As the Seattle Kraken's 2023-24 NHL season training camp approaches, anticipation is growing after their strong playoff run last year. Despite this excitement, several key questions loom over the team.

Goaltending Competition:

The battle for the backup goaltender spot is in focus, with Joey Daccord and Chris Driedger both vying for the role alongside starter Philipp Grubauer. Daccord's previous performance gives him an edge, but both are capable NHL goalies.

Shane Wright's Role:

The Kraken must decide how to best nurture Shane Wright, their 2022 fourth overall pick. He's eligible for a full AHL season, allowing room for other CHL prospects to make the jump. Developing Wright is vital, and he should play at least 60 games.

Forward Depth Dilemma:

Seattle's offseason signings have created a congestion of forwards, potentially limiting opportunities for young prospects. Striking a balance between AHL and NHL development is crucial for long-term success.

Despite these questions, fans are excited about the Kraken's prospects in the upcoming season, with core players intact and new additions promising to make an impact. While they may not be Stanley Cup contenders yet, the Kraken have the potential to build upon last season's success and become a formidable force in the NHL.

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The Kraken Are Left With Three Major Questions

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