The Seattle Kraken's controversial plan with Shane Wright may be revealed? A big decision will be made by the end of the year

Published October 28, 2022 at 1:05 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

The use of young forward Shane Wright by the Seattle Kraken continues to be a topic of discussion in the National Hockey League.

Remember that we are talking about a young fourth overall pick with great potential, but who recently missed a full season of hockey due to the pandemic.

Now that he's been drafted into the NHL, he's still not playing any games (or almost). However, the experts seem to agree: he needs to play hockey, he really needs to!

Wright, 18, has played in only five games this season, and he has played (on average) 6 minutes 51 seconds per game, in those games. Almost ridiculous usage.


So what is the Kraken's plan? Former scout Grant McCagg believes he has the answer:

"Wright left out for the fourth time. It's looking more and more like Seattle plans to play him nine games (or less), before the World Junior Championship, and then they'll release him for the event, and then they'll make a decision after the tournament on whether to bring him back (to Seattle) or send him to the minors." - Grant McCagg

That does indeed seem to be the plan, but it's definitely not a unanimous and controversial one to say the least.

Waiting until the World Junior Championship before playing him means another half year before allowing him to play games on a regular basis? It's ridiculous and it seems really bad for his development, but well, to be continued... It looks like they know what they are doing...

How well do you think the Kraken is handling the development of Shane Wright, so far?

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The Seattle Kraken's controversial plan with Shane Wright may be revealed? A big decision will be made by the end of the year

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