Thursday, February 17, 2022

Why Seattle Kraken Should be Sellers

The Seattle Kraken has not had a great inaugural season, and has been a great disappointment, so they should definitely consider being sellers at the deadline and concentrate on the future. This is what the Seattle Kraken should do at the Trade Deadline.


Seattle Kraken trade Mark Giordano to the Calgary Flames for Nikita Zadorov, Dillon Dube, and a 2023 2nd round pick. If the Flames make the second round of the playoffs, the 2nd round pick becomes a 1st round pick.

This trade makes sense for both teams; Giordano goes back to Calgary, while Seattle gets Nikita Zadorov, a top 6 defenseman, a young, versatile forward in Dillon Dube, and a conditional 2nd pick, which could turn into a 1st.

Seattle Kraken also trades Jared McCann, Calle Jarnkrok to the Anaheim Ducks for Sam Steel, Sonny Milano.

The Anaheim Ducks are making a push for the playoffs, so Jared McCann and Calle Jarnkrok should help provide some depth scoring for them; on the other side of the trade, the Kraken get a solid young forward in Sam Steel and Sonny Milano.

Joonas Donskoi, Jeremy Lauzon are traded to the Florida Panthers for Owen Tippett, Noel Acciari, 2023 4th round pick. If the Panthers make it to the Conference Finals, the 4th round pick becomes a 2nd round pick.

The Florida Panthers add some depth to the team for the playoffs, while the Kraken get a young winger in Owen Tippett, Noel Acciari, and a conditional draft pick.

Seattle also trades Chris Driedger, Will Borgen to the Minnesota Wild for a Kappo Kakhonen, 2022 3rd round pick.

The Minnesota Wild needs a reliable veteran backup for Cam Talbot, and they also need some depth on defense as well, so they trade Kappo Kahkonen, who has struggled a bit this year and a 3rd round pick to Seattle. 

Riley Sheahan, Colin Blackwell is traded to the New York Rangers for Sammy Blais, 2022 6th round pick. 

The Rangers are trying to win now, so they add some much-needed depth players in Riley Sheahan and Colin Blackwell in exchange for Sammy Blais, who is out for the year and a 6th round pick.

Marcus Johansson, Ryan Donato is traded to the Detroit Red Wings for 2022 4th round pick, 2023 6th round pick. 

The Red Wings add some depth forwards to the team for a few draft picks, which could help their playoff push.

Players Traded Away:

Mark Giordano

Joonas Donskoi

Jared McCann

Calle Jarnkrok

Chris Driedger

Colin Blackwell

Riley Sheahan

Marcus Johansson

Ryan Donato

Will Borgen

Players Acquired:

Dillon Dube

Sonny Milano

Nikita Zadorov

Kappo Kakhonen

Owen Tippett

Sam Steel

Noel Acciari

Sammy Blais 

Cond. '22 4th round pick 

'22 6th round pick

cond. '23 2nd round pick

'22 3rd round pick

'23 4th round pick

'23 6th round pick

Lineup after Trade Deadline










IR: J.Schwartz, B.Tanev, S.Blais, K.Kuhlman

With the trades made here, the Seattle Kraken has now assembled a young team that could be good in a few years with proper drafting.

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