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Top Teams Competing with the Kraken in the Trade Market This Offseason


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Vince Carbonneau
June 24, 2024  (11:19)
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Kraken Face Stiff Competition for Top Forwards

The Seattle Kraken have shown interest in nearly every top available forward in free agency and the trade market this offseason, but they face stiff competition from other teams looking to make impactful moves.
The Kraken have been linked to several high-profile forwards, including Martin Necas, Nikolaj Ehlers, Trevor Zegras, and Patrik Laine. They are also eyeing top free agents like Sam Reinhart, Anthony Duclair, and Tyler Toffoli. Other teams pursuing similar targets include the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, and Buffalo Sabres.
The Canadiens, Sabres, and Flyers, like the Kraken, have young forward groups that need a boost of star power. Acquiring a veteran forward with playoff experience could elevate their lineups and accelerate their development. On the other hand, the Predators and Bruins are in a different phase, boasting a mix of veterans and superstars. They need another star forward to support their top players, like Filip Forsberg and David Pastrnak, who require additional offensive support to handle tough matchups.
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The Predators, in particular, believe that adding a star forward to play alongside their promising prospects could enable a deep playoff run. With ample salary cap space and a rich prospect pool, they are well-positioned to trade for top talent.
The Kraken, too, should be confident in their young roster and pursue one of these big-name players. They have the cap space and prospect depth to compete with any team in the NHL, making this offseason an ideal opportunity to make a significant move.
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