The NHL Entry Draft takes place on July 23. It’s a good year for Seattle Kraken to pick a goalkeeper.
June 2 is the NHL Draft Lottery. This is when Seattle Kraken They’ll find out where they choose in the first round of this year’s entry draft. Being the third team, the Kraken team has a 10.5 percent chance of getting the first public option, but will pick no later than the fifth overall. Seattle can get a goalkeeper, either by choosing them or trading for another first-player account.
Choosing a goalkeeper early in the draft is sometimes a dubious suggestion. This position is the most difficult to develop and predict future success. However, the rewards could be a franchise change. This year, there are two goalkeepers that Seattle Kraken has to look at in the first round.
Swedish goalkeeper Jesper Wallstedt has “goalkeeper privilege” written everywhere on it. At 3-6, 205lbs, it has a good size and may continue to grow. His style is solid, and Wallstedt has the ability to be a goalkeeper, keeping his team in matches when they’re not playing well.
Wallstedt has already managed to take on the major international competition. Last season, the 18-year-old played for Lulea FC in the Swedish Elite League, the second or third best hockey league in the world.
How good is it? NHL Central Scouting ranked him the # 1 European goalkeeper in this draft category. The teen playmaker was 12-10 with 2.35 goals versus average (GAA), fifth place in the SHL, a .908 thrift percentage (SV%), and a pair of closures in 22 matches. Once again, Walstedt is 18 years old and plays against adult men. If he’s good now, imagine what Wallstedt could be like when he’s 25 and in his prime.
Wallstedt has the potential to be a goalkeeper in the NHL. Almost every Screams trait has a dominant, elite, netminder caliber trophy Vezina. In a few years’ time, we will be talking about him at the same time that we are talking about Andrei Vasilievsky, Connor Helboek, and the like. – Ben Kerr, the last word on hockey.
Sebastian Kossa, aged 6-7, 210 pounds, occupies a large chunk of the real estate. A zucchini will fill up and be more than one wall in front of the tubes when ripe.
Pacific Northwest fans may have seen him in the past few seasons as he plays for Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League. It has been excellent for Oil Kings this season with 1.57 GAA and 0.941 SV%.
Not only is zucchini large, but it is also sporty. Scouts love its solid basics, especially how to square it to archers. Cossa may not be advertised as Wallstedt, but he will likely be the number one goalkeeper in a long time in the NHL. He’ll probably go mid-to-late in the first round, which is something Seattle Kraken GM Ron Francis has to consider when making deals.
“He has got very good mesh coverage while in his stance or when he’s fallen into the butterfly, leaving little room for archers. When he’s in the butterfly, he closes the ice and has five holes with a good leg extension to protect the lower corners. His confidence in his ability is shown in his play. He’s got it.” At a good height in the National Hockey League.” – Jensen Central Scout NHL.
Seattle doesn’t have to craft a goalkeeper early. There are a lot of goalkeepers who were drafted into the later rounds that were hugely successful in the NHL, such as Tim Thomas, Ed Belfour, Pekka Rinne and Ed Belfour. The difference this year. Two odds are listed as high-end goalie, the number one NHL.
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