On the most recent episode of “Daily Faceoff Live,” Mike McKenna and Frank Seravalli talked in regards to the unbelievable begin to the season for the Seattle Kraken.
Frank Seravalli: Let’s speak about rather a lot that occurred within the hockey world over the weekend. What in regards to the Seattle Kraken, I don’t suppose we’ve spent sufficient time speaking in regards to the Kraken, as a result of as our headline says they ain’t crackin’ underneath the stress this season.
When you check out how nicely they’ve performed all through November. Here’s the crew order when it comes to level share in November as we’re nearing a detailed. It’s the New Jersey Devils who went on a 13-game successful streak adopted by the Seattle Kraken at 9-1-1 after which the Boston Bruins who’re 18-3-0 this season Mike. It tells you ways good the Kraken have been persistently for a number of weeks now.
Mike McKenna: Yeah, 5 straight wins for this membership, and two of them have been fairly huge ones in extra time in opposition to the Rangers and Kings. A few actually quick groups that you just gotta hold your toes shifting to have the ability to sustain with it. Frank, I used to be locked on the Seattle recreation Friday evening in opposition to Vegas. They didn’t give the Golden Knights any house on the ice. With their stress within the impartial zone and even the offensive zone, they didn’t enable Vegas to interrupt out with any pace, they clogged up the center. And you need to be dedicated to your methods to have gamers do this on the ice to seek out success with it, Frank.
And I look down the lineup, Burakovsky has been implausible for this membership. Somebody who performed smaller roles on higher groups now goes to Seattle and will get an opportunity to play top-line minutes. And different gamers which have come by way of, Vince Dunn is trying like a top-pairing defenceman. Yanni Gourde, began his season gradual, however quietly performed very nicely of late, giving them power down the center. And in fact, I believe they’ve acquired some good goaltending at the beginning of the 12 months, now it is extra team-based.
If they’re going to maintain it rolling the one factor that makes me paranoid at this level the penalty kill shouldn’t be nice. It can enhance, it’s not nice however this Kraken crew they’re not simply discovering methods to win they’re staying in video games, maintaining their toes shifting they usually’re sticking to their methods. Frank, they appear fairly good proper now do you suppose they is perhaps a playoff crew?
Frank Seravalli: twenty ninth in penalty kill and I’m going to say I’m a believer in the place the Kraken are heading however I don’t suppose they’re a playoff crew this 12 months. And the rationale for that’s I simply suppose Edmonton and Calgary additional down within the Pacific Division standings, they’re going to climb again and catch them, it’s an extended season, and there’s nonetheless three-quarters of the best way to go. And the one factor that stands out for me about Seattle is that they’ve finished a ton of issues proper, you take a look at their scoring leaders at this level within the season. They’ve acquired a burgeoning star in Matty Beniers however they don’t have every other true stars I believe that’s additionally one thing that may maintain them again, what say you?
Mike McKenna: Yeah, I agree though I like what Burakovsky has finished. I don’t know if he’s going to be a 40-50 aim scorer anytime quickly however this can be a man that has taken the bull by the horns you hope that anyone will whether or not it is Beniers or if Shane Wright finds his stride within the American League will get an opportunity down the street. But you’re proper, they’re a score-by-committee crew which makes you a bit nervous since you want game-breakers. This membership is enjoying nicely now they usually’re enjoyable to observe, Frank.