The Seattle Kraken currently hold a 4-9-1 in 14 games this season, a team looking for chemistry and a winning streak. As they continue to battle in Seattle, the Kraken have to figure out ways to win on the road, and quickly
Kraken Need to Find Success on the Road
The Kraken have been unable to win games when they are away from Climate Pledge Arena. Seattle has won only one game on the road as they have a 4-9-1 overall record in the middle of November and away from Seattle the Kraken are 1-6-1 which will end any hopes of playoff hockey quickly if they can’t figure it out soon.
The Kraken have fallen to the depths of the Pacific Division as they sit in 8th place and currently rank 15th in the Western Conference ahead of last-place Arizona Coyotes. Seattle is 3-7 through their last 10 games and have not beaten a team in their Division, currently 0-5 in divisional matchups.
Sheahan on Waivers, Blackwell Set To Make Debut
Seattle Kraken forward Riley Sheahan has been placed on waivers as of Saturday morning. The Kraken make the move to put the St. Catharines Ontario native on Waivers to make room on the roster for forwarding Colin Blackwell.
Colin Blackwell will make his Seattle Kraken debut versus the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Colin has yet to step foot on the ice for a Regular season game wearing the Kraken uniform, the former Nashville Predator, and most recently New York Ranger will skate in his 81st career NHL game. In 80 games played the 28-year old center and has 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points, Blackwell was a 7th round selection in the 2011 Entry draft by the San Jose Sharks.
Riley Sheahan is on Waivers after 14 games in a Seattle Kraken uniform. The 29-year old centerman has 1 goal and 2 assists during his 14 games this season. Riley Sheahan has skated in 580 NHL games this far into his career, originally drafted in 2010 by the Detroit Red Wings.
McCann has 9 in 9, and Scores twice in Return
Kraken forward Jared McCann has been a much-needed spark since he returned to action, unfortunately, the team is winless in their last three games. McCann returned from his time away due to Covid-19 protocols. The six-foot-one-forward wasted no time lighting the lamp twice in his return versus the Anaheim Ducks. McCann has 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points in 9 games with the Seattle Kraken.
With McCann back in the lineup, that put 29-year old forward Max McCormik on his way back to the Krakens current American Hockey League Affiliate the Charlotte Checkers. Max has played 5 games with Seattle this season. He will likely be back before the end of the season.
Mason Appleton remains on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, Mason has been out of the lineup since October 27th and sits with one assist in 7 games this season.
Dave Hakstol Returns to Basics With Gameplan
Kraken Head Coach Dave Hakstol has gone back to a simple Gameplan approach in his efforts to snap his team’s current three-game losing streak. During his media availability following their 7-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, the Kraken Head coach said he wants to get to a simple game plan that focuses on the forecheck. With his team in a slump and nearly winless on the road, Dave Hakstol is looking for anything that will turn this early season skid around.
Dave Hakstol is looking for something however, what that something is could be anyone’s guess. Goaltending has not been great for Seattle and even with offensive outbursts from a few players, there isn’t much else beyond them. The time is slowly creeping in on bigger roster moves and potential deals to bring in some help.
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