With NHL training camps commencing this week, the Seattle Kraken will finally hit the ice for the first time as a united group. Although the offseason frenzy sculpted the vague outline of an opening-night lineup, several specific positions have yet to be secured, and training camp is but the first of many arenas offering a place for rabid competition over roster spots.
This may very well be the most coveted opening in the lineup, and Yanni Gourde’s prolonged recovery from offseason surgery casts doubt on which of the remaining Kraken will step up and decisively make the role their own. A disconcerting lack of depth
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