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Will the Kraken make the playoffs next season?

Published May 14, 2024 at 2:28 PM

Despite a rocky 2023-24 regular season that saw the Seattle Kraken miss the playoffs, the franchise is poised for a resurgent campaign next year, fueled by a series of strategic moves and the emergence of promising young talent. Could the Kraken find themselves back into playoff contention next season? Lets dive into it.

One of the key factors contributing to the Kraken's imminent success is the impending hiring of a proven, veteran head coach. The team is reportedly zeroing in on either Rod Brind'Amour or Dan Bylsma, two accomplished bench bosses with a track record of consistent success in the NHL.

The Kraken's farm system and prospects in the minors have been making waves, further bolstering the organization's future outlook. The Firebirds are currently battling the Ontario Reign in the AHL Pacific Division Finals. Also, Seattle Kraken prospect Jagger Firkus has been making waves in the WHL for the Moose Jaw Warriors, as he and his team are poised to make a legendary run in the 2024 Memorial cup.

Additionally, the Kraken have seemingly found their starting goaltender of the future in Joey Daccord. Despite the team's struggles last season, Daccord emerged as a bright spot, appearing in 50 games and posting an impressive 0.916 save percentage and three shutouts. His stellar play solidified his status as a legitimate NHL starter and provided a much-needed foundation for the Kraken's defensive corps. Could this be a big year for the Kraken?

May 14   |   86 answers
Will the Kraken make the playoffs next season?

Will the Kraken make the playoffs next season?

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