Overall team grade: B+
The Kraken are well coached, play great situational hockey (special teams- Power Play and PK), and got better with faceoffs and grit play (the addition of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Shane Wright to the roster). Last season was no fluke and the Kraken are no longer a mystery to the rest of the league. We have a target on our back now so it will be interesting to see how the team responds to the pressure.
Will we see someone wearing the ‘C’ this season? Could we see a player like Kane or a goalie like Gibson or Hellebuyck land in Seattle? Are we be better than last year? The season starts Tuesday, Let’s go!
Fear the deep!