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Kraken Game 21 GAMETHREAD! vs. Florida!

We’re almost out of Florida to play! The light is there!

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Florida Panthers Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Ah yes, the Florida Panthers.

This team out of the way, farther away from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami, deeply out of a “traditional” hockey market, and historically hard luck franchise is, of course...

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Tied for first in the NHL with Carolina and Washington.

...Alright.

But yeah, the Panthers are great, even if people question their goaltending a bit. Leading the league in shot attempts, unblocked shot attempts, and top five in Expected Goals-%. As much as a lot of people would’ve liked them moved at some unspecified point, they’re not just a competitive hockey squad, they’re an absolute wagon. You gotta play these guys hard, because if you don’t they can drop up to 4 or 5 goals at a time.


Projected Kraken Lineups

Updated 2:45pm per Marisa Ingemi

Forward Lines:

Yanni Gourde - Jaden Schwartz - Jordan Eberle

Marcus Johansson - Alexander Wennberg - Mason Appleton

Brandon Tanev - Morgan Geekie - Jared McCann

Ryan Donato - Riley Sheahan - Joonas Donskoi

Defense Pairings:

Jamie Oleksiak - Carson Soucy

Haydn Fleury - Will Borgen

Adam Larsson - Vince Dunn

Goaltending:

Chris Driedger

Projected Florida Lineups

Forward Lines:

Jonathan Huberdeau - Sam Bennett - Anthony Duclair

Carter Verhaeghe - Anton Lundell - Sam Reinhart

Frank Vatrano - Joe Thornton - Owen Tippett

Ryan Lomberg - Eetu Loustarinen - Patric Hornqvist

Defense Pairings:

Mackenzie Weegar - Aaron Eckblad

Gustav Forsling - Radko Gudas

Lucas Carlsson - Brandon Montour

Goaltending:

Spencer Knight


Question of the Thread!: Ever been to a non-disney part of Florida?