Will the Kraken be able to keep up the pace

Will the Kraken be able to keep up the pace?

Who got the Seattle Kraken into the playoffs before the season started? Those who answer yes should not be numerous in the room.

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Dave Hakstol’s training is one of the nicest surprises of the first half of the season.

As of this writing, it is third in the Pacific Ocean behind Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Close to the end?

The Kraken have a slim lead over Edmonton and Calgary. Things could get tight by the end of the season. Not bad for a team that is only in its second year of existence.

“Our confidence is at a high level this season due to the return of several players,” said defender Vince Dunn. It helped us all in our individual game. We know the coaching system better.

“Because it’s our second year, there’s less that’s new in Seattle, but also in the NHL as a whole. We feel more comfortable and know better how things will develop. »

hard expected

After a good first half of the season, the Kraken is eagerly awaited in the final 41 games of his season.

And the players are aware of that.

“After Christmas, the level of play goes up a notch,” added Dunn. Multiple teams compete for a spot in the playoffs while multiple players compete for a new contract in anticipation of next year. Every game becomes important.

“We have to take it one game at a time. When things aren’t going well, we need to remind ourselves of what we did well to be successful as a team. »

Balanced Attack

If the hockey world is surprised by the Kraken’s performance, the players in the dressing room are not.

They all pull together.

One of the strengths of this team is their balanced attack.

It has three players with at least 30 points and seven others with at least 20 points. A phenomenon that is difficult for the opponent to counter.

“We need everyone every night,” said Daniel Sprong. We have four lines that can score goals and that’s one of the reasons for our success. »