Seattle Kraken NHL Betting
As is usually the case, the Seattle Kraken struggled in their expansion season. Seattle finished with just 60 points in 82 games, as the Kraken came in dead last in the Pacific Division. However, they were able to put together a 100-point season and sneak into the playoffs in just their second year. The Kraken were expected to be one and done as they faced the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche in the first round, but they proved the oddsmakers wrong to win their first playoff series and knock out the favorites in the West. Now, they will take on the Dallas Stars with a spot in the Western Conference Finals on the line.
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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 over the summer 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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