Seattle Kraken Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Seattle Kraken Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Seattle Kraken Stanley Cup Betting

At the onset of 2021-22, Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis has tried to keep a lot of cap space available for future roster moves. Seattle began the 2021-22 season with $16.4 million in open cap space. The Kraken was a team built from the net out. Seattle placed a significant emphasis on goaltending and defense when making its roster. Goal scoring was a perpetual problem, but Francis has addressed it over the summer. Andre Burakovsky and Oliver Bjorkstrand have arrived to light the lamp. Certainly, there is a lot of work to do, and the payoffs remain a longshot, but Seattle will be better this year than last.

Seattle Kraken at a Glance

2022-2023 Stanley Cup Odds: +12500 (Aug, 2022)

Western Conference Odds: +6206 (Aug, 2022)

Last year the Seattle Kraken finished with a record of 27-49-6 to finish last in the Pacific Division. Seattle ranked 28th for goal scoring, 29th for power play efficiency, 24th for goals against, and 31st for penalty killing.

General manager Ron Francis was a legendary player for the Carolina Hurricanes when they won the 2006 Stanley Cup and later served as GM of that club. The jury is still out on Francis as an NHL executive. He had a lackluster record in that role with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Head coach Dave Hakstol arrives for his second head coaching gig. He was head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers from 2015-16 through 31 games into the 2018-19 season. He led the Flyers to the playoffs in two of his three full seasons and departed with a career record of 134-101-42. After getting fired by the Flyers, Hakstol caught on as an assistant with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he served until being named Seattle coach.

Left wing Andre Burakovsky arrives from the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche via free agency. Burakovsky signed a 5-year $27.5 million deal with Seattle. Last year he scored 22 goals with 39 assists and 61 points. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer was the number one goalie for Seattle last year and posted a .889 save percentage with a 3.16 goals against average. Grubauer’s numbers were not great, but he did not have a lot of help in front of him.

Defenseman Adam Larsson was a solid performer for the Kraken last year. Larsson scored five goals with 21 assists and 25 points.

Center Jared McCann returns after scoring a team-high 27 goals.

Seattle Kraken Seasons

2021-22 21-28-7 Did Not Qualify
2020-21 0-0-0 Did Not Exist
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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.

NHL Teams

Eastern Conference - Atlantic

Eastern Conference - Metropolitan

Western Conference - Central

Western Conference - Pacific

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