Seattle Kraken’s 2nd Round Options at 2024 Draft
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1w ago
With barely a month to go before the 2024 NHL Entry Draft in Las Vegas, discussions about what teams will do on June 28 and 29 is heating up. We’ve already penned a Round 1 draft analysis, which tends to be the most exciting round insofar as it usually reveals what each club believes its most pressing need is. But plenty of solid and sometimes great players get selected in subsequent rounds. Those chosen between the 33rd and 64th spots don’t get the glitz and glamor of those chosen in the top 32, but they’re no slouches either. Today we explores what the ..read more
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Seattle Kraken Team Captain Candidates
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1w ago
The Seattle Kraken have not had a team captain for over two years. The franchise’s original talisman, Mark Giordano, was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in March 2022 in the franchise’s first season of existence. Since then, the club has operated with a few alternate captains. Given that the team is now in semi-rebuilding mode insofar as they need to get back to the playoffs and just hired a new head coach in Dan Bylsma, the time has come to nominate a new team captain. The Importance of a Team Captain A player with an upper case “C” on their jersey ..read more
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Seattle Kraken’s Pros & Cons of Hiring Dean Evason as Head Coach
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2w ago
As the Seattle Kraken pursue their search for a new head coach without making much noise, a new name has emerged in the conversation. As per Mike Benton, a sports radio host based in Seattle, a source shared with station 933KJR that Dean Evason is one of the candidates to be Dave Hakstol’s successor. Evason was most recently behind the bench for the Minnesota Wild but was given his pink slip last November after a disappointing start to the campaign.  Were he to be the Kraken’s new hire, it would make for an interesting choice. It can be argued that there is some ..read more
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Seattle Kraken Name Dan Bylsma Head Coach
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2w ago
The Seattle Kraken have announced that Dan Bylsma will be the club’s new head coach. Bylsma is Dave Hakstol’s successor, the latter having received his marching orders on April 29. General Manager Ron Francis and team owner Samantha Holloway announced the hiring alongside Bylsma himself at a press conference, although the team’s social media accounts revealed the big news in the minutes leading up to the event.  Dan Bylsma Goes from NHL to AHL and Back Again We’ve mentioned Dan Bylsma a few times in recent months here at The Hockey Writers. We wrote a spotlight in March on the ..read more
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4 Young NHL Players Who Can Rebound Like Alexis Lafreniere
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2w ago
Alexis Lafreniere is having himself a year! He put together a great season, scoring 28 goals and 29 assists yet he’s stood out in the playoffs more with seven goals and six assists. It makes Lafreniere a pleasant surprise, except this is what was expected of him coming into the NHL. After all, he was the number one overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. It wasn’t long ago that Lafreniere was considered a draft bust. He was struggling to make a significant mark at the NHL level and along with Kaapo Kakko, the second overall pick in the ..read more
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Kraken Refute Report That Players Wanted Hakstol Fired
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1M ago
The plot thickens. On Monday, the same day Seattle Kraken general manager (GM) Ron Francis gave head coach Dave Hakstol his marching orders, unexpected information came to light. ESPN NHL reporter Emily Kaplan, while discussing the situation on a segment called The Point, brought up the possibility of some Kraken players proclaiming ..read more
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4 Kraken Free Agent Targets From 2024 Playoffs
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1M ago
Free agency season is less than two months away. With each successive playoff round that debuts, there are more clubs with nothing better to do than slowly start preparing for the 2024-25 campaign. The Seattle Kraken are among those clubs who have been idle for a few weeks – save, of ..read more
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Seattle Kraken Options with 8th Pick at the 2024 NHL Draft
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1M ago
On Tuesday, the NHL held its annual NHL Draft Lottery. It makes for a different topic of conversation while the Stanley Cup Playoffs rage on. It’s also a big moment on the NHL calendar because teams that missed the playoffs or who were ousted in the earlier rounds get to ponder ..read more
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What Are the Seattle Kraken Players up to This Offseason?
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1M ago
While most hockey fans are following the Stanley Cup Playoffs, many players are busy with other challenges at this time of year. In that spirit, we look at what the Seattle Kraken regulars and prospects have been doing at the IIHF Men’s World Championship, the Calder Cup Playoffs, and elsewhere. Coachella Valley Firebirds Are Heating Up Earlier this season we dedicated an entire article to Seattle’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Coachella Valley Firebirds. The club is operating in its second season of existence and is on track to replicate the success of its maiden campaign when ..read more
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4 Seattle Kraken Head Coach Candidates
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1M ago
At the time of writing, it’s been nearly three weeks since the Seattle Kraken gave head coach Dave Hakstol his marching orders. Notwithstanding the controversy surrounding an ESPN report about some players potentially giving general manager (GM) Ron Francis an ultimatum (fire the coach or they don’t play), the Northwest waters have remained quiet. Even a Google search for “Seattle Kraken head coach” mostly produces results dated April 29, when Hakstol was thanked for his services. Some reporters and podcasters have mentioned some candidates in recent weeks. Let’s dive in and discuss ..read more
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