Seattle Kraken Game Time!
Seattle, WA – The ice was glistening at the Kraken practice facility after the Zamboni made its final pass. Then the Seattle Kraken took to the ice for a morning skate leading up to their trip to Edmonton and then Calgary for rounds two and three of the preseason. The vibe was relaxed but the work was just beginning.
Tonight’s clash with the Edmonton Oilers will see a different team from game one. Here are the projected lines from the skate:
Johansson – Geekie – Lind
Donato – Jarnkrok – True
Tanev – Sheahan – Appleton
Bastian – Henman – Twarynski
Borgen – Oleksiak
Evans – Dunn
Carrick – Lauzon
Chris Driedger will play the first two periods making way for Joey Daccord to play the third.
As for the rest of the squad, they will all be making the trip to Canada. Word is the lineup will be completely different for the Calgary game, so expect to get a good glimpse of all the players in the next few games.
You can find Edmonton’s starting lineup HERE.
Joey Daccord, Jeremy Lauzon, Will Borgen, Carsen Twarynski, the first-ever Kraken Luke Henman, Alexander True, and Kole Lind will all see their first game action of the season tonight. The coaching staff has said they want to get a good look at these guys in game action. That sixth defensive spot is up for grabs and tonight Borgen and Lauzon have a chance to make their case.
Yanni Gourde was on the third rink this morning with the rest of the players not in the lineup tonight. Gourde was standing net-front deflecting shots from Adam Larsson and Dennis Cholowski. Giordano was feeding pucks to them from the half-boards. Jared McCann seems like the team jokester. Coach Dan Bylsma was leading this rag-tag group of vets and PTO guys.
Thursday will see the Kraken the Ice podcast (KTI) releasing episode 1! We will have more from training camp, a recap of the game in Edmonton, and all the NHL news you need to know. You can find it on any Podcast platform you enjoy or right HERE!
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