Seattle Kraken 2024 Stanley Cup Odds
Following a disappointing first season, the 2022-23 Seattle Kraken stormed into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Most impressively, they upset the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche in the first round. Seattle now faces the consequences of increased expectations for their success. In the 2023 NHL Draft, The rich got richer as the Kraken consistently grabbed players later than expected. Seattle’s first five picks in Eduard Sale, Carson Rehkopf, Oscar Fisker Molgaard, Lukas Dragicevic, and Caden Price, all have the potential to contribute to the top half of an NHL lineup. That’s incredible depth out of the first three rounds. Looking at a late-round sleeper, Zeb Forsfjall in Round 7 could be a steal.
2024 Stanley Cup Betting Odds
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The 2022-23 Seattle Kraken were 46-28-8 straight up and 36-40 over/under the total. Also, Seattle was 4th in the Pacific Division playoff standings. Seattle was 11 points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division race. Seattle had NHL rankings of 5th for goals scored and 21st for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Kraken had NHL rankings of 14th for goals against and 21st for penalty killing.
First among Seattle scorers was Jared McCann with 40 goals, 30 assists, 70 points, and a +18. Goaltender Martin Jones had a .886 save percentage and 2.99 goals against average. His record was 27-13-3 with three shutouts.
A year ago, head coach Dave Hakstol faced questions about what went wrong in the Kraken's inaugural season. But now Hakstol -- a Jack Adams finalist -- and the Kraken are taking questions about not being just a playoff team but one that could potentially advance further than the second round.
Know this about Kraken GM Ron Francis: His time in Carolina taught him to be financially conscious, underscoring why development is one of his tenants as an NHL executive. This offseason was an example of that. The Kraken saved money by letting certain players leave while adding Bellemare, Dumoulin, and Yamamoto for a combined price of less than $6 million.
They have the sort of cap room that allows them to find a new deal for restricted free agent Vince Dunn -- and possibly add more players if they want. And even if they don't, they can have prospects on team-friendly deals, such as Ryker Evans and Tye Kartye fighting for training camp spots.
Season-by-Season Record (Last 2)
||Lost in Second Round, 3–4 (Stars)
||Did not qualify
Seattle Kraken History
For the first time since 1924, Seattle put a National Hockey League team on the ice. The Seattle Metropolitans won a Stanley Cup championship in 1917 but folded in 1924. On October 12, 2021, the Kraken played their first ever game as a franchise at the Vegas Golden Knights. On October 23, 2021, Seattle hosted the Vancouver Canucks in their first home game at the Climate Pledge Arena. The Kraken and NHL hope an intense rivalry between Seattle and Vancouver will develop based on proximity.
Seattle got off to a promising start with a distinguished logo and snappy uniforms. The Kraken is already emphasizing community involvement and inclusion. The city of Seattle developed a poor reputation for handling riots and the CHAZ Zone in the summer of 2020, and it is hoped that the Kraken can help change the narrative and improve the lawless and radical image of the city.
In goal, the Kraken went with Philipp Grubauer as the number one. Grubauer arrived from the Colorado Avalanche, where he backstopped a team tied with the Vegas Golden Knights for the best regular season record in 2020-21.
Of course, the Vegas Golden Knights’ incredible run to the 2018 Stanley Cup Final as a first-year expansion team puts plenty of pressure on Francis and Hakstol. But Seattle vows to build for the future regardless of those comparisons.
The best part of the 2021-22 season was the tremendous fan support from Seattle. Fans showed great enthusiasm and loyalty.
Television play-by-play man John Forslund is arguably the best in the NHL. Exciting news came when Ed Olczyk was hired away from the Chicago Blackhawks, where he was their long-time color commentator. Olczyk has also been on NBCSN and TNT national broadcasts for several years.
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