NHL Rumors Seattle Kraken, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers Buzz

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NHL Rumors: Seattle Kraken, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers Buzz

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As the NHL gears up for the new season, speculation runs high, and predictions abound. This edition of NHL rumors delves into the prospects of the Seattle Kraken, New York Rangers, and Florida Panthers.

Seattle Kraken: Depth and Playoffs Matty Beniers, Calder Trophy winner, may face a sophomore season challenge. Vince Dunn, with a new contract, aims for consistent high performance. Seattle’s strength lies in their depth, with the ability to roll four strong lines. Playoff contention is expected, even with the departure of Daniel Sprong.

New York Rangers: A Top-Three Finish?

Success hinges on star goalie Igor Shesterkin and a deep forward roster. Notable additions include Blake Wheeler, Nick Bonino, Erik Gustafsson, and Jonathan Quick. Challenges come from the youthful New Jersey Devils and formidable Carolina Hurricanes. Kaapo Kakko’s improvement is crucial, and Blake Wheeler’s addition carries some risk. Wild-card contention may be the Rangers’ best hope.

Florida Panthers: Defensive Woes?

Injuries and missing key defensemen pose challenges for the Panthers. Brandon Montour and Aaron Ekblad are sidelined until mid-December. Matthew Tkachuk’s performance is pivotal, having excelled with 40 goals and 109 points. New defensive additions may not adequately replace Montour and Ekblad. A bold prediction suggests the Panthers could miss the 2023-24 playoffs. Competition from teams like the Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, and Detroit Red Wings adds uncertainty.

Stay tuned for more NHL rumors and speculation as the season unfolds.

Reference:

https://www.yardbarker.com/nhl/articles/nhl_rumors_seattle_kraken_new_york_rangers_florida_panthers/s1_16877_39343146

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