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Major Announcement From the Kraken Regarding Shane Wright: His Fate is Confirmed

Published December 20, 2023 at 1:41 PM

Selected fourth overall in the 2022 draft, Shane Wright has had a rather atypical journey since joining the Seattle Kraken organization. Last year, the 19-year-old forward played in three different leagues, participating in eight NHL games, eight with the AHL farm team, and twenty games with the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL.

Moreover, the Kraken's general manager, Ron Francis, recently made a mockery of his young prospect. The organization recalled the 19-year-old center only to send him back to the American League just a few hours later.

Ouch! Let's just say that this approach wouldn't fly in Montreal, and the general manager would be strongly criticized for making such a decision.

Furthermore, nothing is helping the Kraken who are having a miserable season with a record of 10 wins, 14 losses, and 9 overtime defeats. Now the team has lost the services of two more forwards. In last night's game, Jared McCann and Pierre-Édouard Bellemare had to leave the match after sustaining lower body injuries.

These unfortunate events forced the organization to make an emergency recall from their AHL farm team. While many expected Shane Wright to finally have an opportunity to establish himself in the NHL, the Kraken instead decided to promote forward Kole Lind, once again overlooking their 2022 first-round pick.

Clearly, Shane Wright does not seem to be in good standing with the leadership, having only played three games with the main team this season. Yet, he is having good moments with the Coachella Valley Firebirds in the American League, accumulating nine goals and seven assists (16 points) in 20 games.

Meanwhile, a certain Juraj Slafkovsky is playing on the first line with the Canadiens and becoming increasingly dominant, possibly being the team's best forward in recent weeks. Although some fans doubted Kent Hughes' selection, it must be acknowledged that the Slovak forward is currently ahead of his counterpart.

In your opinion, which player will be more dominant in the NHL in a few seasons? Shane Wright or Juraj Slafkovsky?

December 20   |   495 answers
Major Announcement From the Kraken Regarding Shane Wright: His Fate is Confirmed

Who will be the better player in 5 years?

Juraj Slafkovsky43888.5 %
Shane Wright5711.5 %
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