Kraken with the 4th pick in the 2022 Draft

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Kraken with the 4th pick in the 2022 Draft

Post by Sexymarinersfan » Wed May 11, 2022 11:03 am

I hope they go with D Simon Nemec or C Logan Cooley. C Shane Wright and LW/RW Jurjai Slafkovsky will most likely be off the board.

Our pipeline is razor thin, and I believe we only have one right handed defenseman on our entire roster. Nemec is a blueliner and will have a long lasting high caliber career in my opinion. I believe is the player with the highest ceiling in this draft, and hope he's one of the two names on our card when it comes time to turn it in.

This one's tough because the top defenseman could be either Nemec or David Jiricek and it really comes down to team preference. That being said, Nemec would be fantastic for the Kraken, who obviously have a super-thin pipeline thanks to being in their first year of existence. Nemec is a right-shot, mobile blueliner who can run a power play and give you offense, but he's also solid on the defensive side of things. He's only going to get better and he's already pretty hot. If Seattle needed him sooner than later, I don't think it would be an issue.

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Re: Kraken with the 4th pick in the 2022 Draft

Post by DavidGee24 » Fri May 13, 2022 6:26 pm

Sexymarinersfan wrote:
Wed May 11, 2022 11:03 am
I hope they go with D Simon Nemec or C Logan Cooley. C Shane Wright and LW/RW Jurjai Slafkovsky will most likely be off the board.

Our pipeline is razor thin, and I believe we only have one right handed defenseman on our entire roster. Nemec is a blueliner and will have a long lasting high caliber career in my opinion. I believe is the player with the highest ceiling in this draft, and hope he's one of the two names on our card when it comes time to turn it in.

This one's tough because the top defenseman could be either Nemec or David Jiricek and it really comes down to team preference. That being said, Nemec would be fantastic for the Kraken, who obviously have a super-thin pipeline thanks to being in their first year of existence. Nemec is a right-shot, mobile blueliner who can run a power play and give you offense, but he's also solid on the defensive side of things. He's only going to get better and he's already pretty hot. If Seattle needed him sooner than later, I don't think it would be an issue.
Glad to see you here, but where have you been? I carried the torch all season with contributions from Siberius, and occasionally Darren popped in to laugh at my sorry ass.

Wright is the #1 guy so he's out. At #4 the Kraken should be able to get a future All-Star. In fact, Ron Francis was a #4 overall pick.

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Re: Kraken with the 4th pick in the 2022 Draft

Post by Sexymarinersfan » Sat May 14, 2022 1:08 am

DavidGee24 wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 6:26 pm
Sexymarinersfan wrote:
Wed May 11, 2022 11:03 am
I hope they go with D Simon Nemec or C Logan Cooley. C Shane Wright and LW/RW Jurjai Slafkovsky will most likely be off the board.

Our pipeline is razor thin, and I believe we only have one right handed defenseman on our entire roster. Nemec is a blueliner and will have a long lasting high caliber career in my opinion. I believe is the player with the highest ceiling in this draft, and hope he's one of the two names on our card when it comes time to turn it in.

This one's tough because the top defenseman could be either Nemec or David Jiricek and it really comes down to team preference. That being said, Nemec would be fantastic for the Kraken, who obviously have a super-thin pipeline thanks to being in their first year of existence. Nemec is a right-shot, mobile blueliner who can run a power play and give you offense, but he's also solid on the defensive side of things. He's only going to get better and he's already pretty hot. If Seattle needed him sooner than later, I don't think it would be an issue.
Glad to see you here, but where have you been? I carried the torch all season with contributions from Siberius, and occasionally Darren popped in to laugh at my sorry ass.

Wright is the #1 guy so he's out. At #4 the Kraken should be able to get a future All-Star. In fact, Ron Francis was a #4 overall pick.
I know, I didn't get to watch as much hockey as I wanted. The NHL needs to pull their heads out of their asses and get a better TV structure. Its so hard watching out of market games down here in Texas.

And yes he was. In fact, Francis was the reason I started watching hockey, and quickly turned my attention towards the Penguins where I became enamored with them and Jaromir Jagr, and my all-time favorite player, Mario Lemeuix.

They better get the 4th pick right, otherwise its going to be a long building process.

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Re: Kraken with the 4th pick in the 2022 Draft

Post by Bil522 » Sun May 15, 2022 11:07 pm

Sexymarinersfan wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 1:08 am
DavidGee24 wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 6:26 pm
Sexymarinersfan wrote:
Wed May 11, 2022 11:03 am
I hope they go with D Simon Nemec or C Logan Cooley. C Shane Wright and LW/RW Jurjai Slafkovsky will most likely be off the board.

Our pipeline is razor thin, and I believe we only have one right handed defenseman on our entire roster. Nemec is a blueliner and will have a long lasting high caliber career in my opinion. I believe is the player with the highest ceiling in this draft, and hope he's one of the two names on our card when it comes time to turn it in.

This one's tough because the top defenseman could be either Nemec or David Jiricek and it really comes down to team preference. That being said, Nemec would be fantastic for the Kraken, who obviously have a super-thin pipeline thanks to being in their first year of existence. Nemec is a right-shot, mobile blueliner who can run a power play and give you offense, but he's also solid on the defensive side of things. He's only going to get better and he's already pretty hot. If Seattle needed him sooner than later, I don't think it would be an issue.
Glad to see you here, but where have you been? I carried the torch all season with contributions from Siberius, and occasionally Darren popped in to laugh at my sorry ass.

Wright is the #1 guy so he's out. At #4 the Kraken should be able to get a future All-Star. In fact, Ron Francis was a #4 overall pick.
I know, I didn't get to watch as much hockey as I wanted. The NHL needs to pull their heads out of their asses and get a better TV structure. Its so hard watching out of market games down here in Texas.

And yes he was. In fact, Francis was the reason I started watching hockey, and quickly turned my attention towards the Penguins where I became enamored with them and Jaromir Jagr, and my all-time favorite player, Mario Lemeuix.

They better get the 4th pick right, otherwise its going to be a long building process.
They need to build a stronger prospect list overall. Thankfully they will have their own team this year which will allow for more help when needed. We need to really hit the draft hard for organizational depth and getting better prospects.

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Re: Kraken with the 4th pick in the 2022 Draft

Post by Sexymarinersfan » Mon May 16, 2022 12:19 am

Bil522 wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 11:07 pm
Sexymarinersfan wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 1:08 am
DavidGee24 wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 6:26 pm


Glad to see you here, but where have you been? I carried the torch all season with contributions from Siberius, and occasionally Darren popped in to laugh at my sorry ass.

Wright is the #1 guy so he's out. At #4 the Kraken should be able to get a future All-Star. In fact, Ron Francis was a #4 overall pick.
I know, I didn't get to watch as much hockey as I wanted. The NHL needs to pull their heads out of their asses and get a better TV structure. Its so hard watching out of market games down here in Texas.

And yes he was. In fact, Francis was the reason I started watching hockey, and quickly turned my attention towards the Penguins where I became enamored with them and Jaromir Jagr, and my all-time favorite player, Mario Lemeuix.

They better get the 4th pick right, otherwise its going to be a long building process.
They need to build a stronger prospect list overall. Thankfully they will have their own team this year which will allow for more help when needed. We need to really hit the draft hard for organizational depth and getting better prospects.
Right. I expect Francis to be very busy in Minor League free agency. They've got what, four 2nd round picks? I don't think they'll move off of the number four spot, but I could see them moving around the rest of the draft board later on. The NHL isn't like the NFL. Teams don't move up and down the board very often.

I think they need to take D Jiricek or Nemec at the number 4 spot. They're the Top 2 Defencemen in this draft, and the drop-off is pretty significant after those two. Plus the 2023 draft is LOADED with forwards. Our pipeline is razor thin as I've said before and this team NEEDS a RH blueliner.

D John Klingbury DAL and C/LW Filip Forsberg NASH are who I would target this offseason in free agency. We have almost $23M in cap space and only 14 of the 25 roster spots under contract. Francis has said he'd like to acquire a Top 6 F and a Top 9 F as well as a Top 4 D. Not saying they would want to come here, but there's a chance.

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Re: Kraken with the 4th pick in the 2022 Draft

Post by Sexymarinersfan » Mon May 16, 2022 1:03 am

Kraken 2022 NHL Draft Target: David Jiříček

The 2022 NHL Draft Lottery has concluded, and as predicted, the Seattle Kraken dropped one spot to fourth overall. Although it is not the outcome they were hoping for, there will be some strong talent available at that spot, including David Jiříček. Here is a look at the big, right-shot defenceman that would fill a big need for Seattle in the future.

David Jiříček Scouting Report

Jiříček is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound two-way defenceman that has shown he can compete against older competition. In 2020-21, he played his first full season in the Czechia top division for HC Plzeň suiting up for 34 regular-season games and two playoff games. Despite only being 17, he played north of 14 minutes per game most games which included some time on the power play, as he finished with three goals and nine points.

This season, Jiříček was able to take another step forward in his development, recording 11 points, including five goals in 29 games. He was averaging around 20 minutes per game for HC Plzeň before an injury at the World Juniors wiped out his entire season. Between Dec. 12, 2021, and May. 5, 2022, he did not play a game for his team or country.

As for his overall game, Jiříček is a future top-pairing defenceman who can transition the puck well while not making mistakes. He can use his big frame to play physically and has no problem separating the opposition from the puck. What makes him such an intriguing prospect, however, is his ability to control the gap between him and the opposition. The ice is smaller in North America, so that is something he will need to adjust to before making the transition to the NHL.

Jiříček vs. Nemec

Potentially both Jiříček and Šimon Nemec will be available at fourth overall. If that happens, the Kraken need to decide which right-shot defenceman fits better. Although it will be a tough decision, the answer may be the Czechian.

Kraken 2022 NHL Draft Target: Šimon Nemec

While both players fill that right-side defensive need, Jiříček looks to have a higher potential in the long run. While Nemec is the more offensive option, Jiříček is the more well-rounded prospect as his overall defensive game is stronger. They are both projected to play at the World Championship this year, which will be a good indication as to which player may have the edge when it comes to draft position.

Where Jiříček Fits with the Kraken

As mentioned, Jiříček fills a big need being a right-shot defenceman. His ability to get the puck out of the zone will be key as the Kraken gave up 669 turnovers, with over 54 percent of them being in the defensive zone. Seattle also needs right-shot defencemen, as it was clear making a left-shot defenceman play the right side was problematic for the team last season.

He could also help the Kraken by taking some of the burden off Adam Larsson. Last season, he averaged over 22 minutes per game. Jiříček is built for the penalty kill and could take over that top spot to give the 11-year veteran some extra rest, especially late in the season.

Just about every big board I've seen has

C Shane Wright
FW Juraj Slakovfsky
C Logan Cooley
D David Jiříček
D Šimon Nemec

Going in their Top 5. The only two players I've seen crack it are C Matthew Savoie(who is only listed at 5'9) who can really put it away, and Joakim Kemell. So their appears to be a significant drop-off in player talent at the 5 spot, which is why I'm ok with either Nemec or Jiříček. Now if Cooley or Slakovfsky happen to magically fall to us at number 4 which I highly doubt it, then I'd go with either one of them over either defencemen.
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