Watch for the Kraken to trade two players

Published November 17, 2021 at 9:25

Many were surprised at the direction general manager Ron Francis took in the most recent expansion draft.

He took a more conservative route instead of selecting impact players in order to keep money on the payroll.

Now the Seattle Kraken are off to the start that most predicted, with a 4-10-1 record, good for 30th in the NHL.

If Francis' strategy doesn't seem to be working so far, the GM may as well trade some of his players soon.

There are rumors that two Kraken players are on the trade market: Mark Giordano and Calle Jarnkrok.

Giordano, the franchise's first captain, is an important part of the Kraken's defensive line. The former Calgary Flames star is off to a good start this season with seven points after 15 games played.

Known as an unquestioned leader, the 38-year-old could be a valuable asset to a team looking for depth on their top-six defense.

On the Jarnkok side, the former Nashville Predators player has had a difficult start to the season. Used on Seattle's third line, the former second round pick in 2010 has yet to make the roster.

A former 15-goal scorer, Jarnkok has broken the 30-point plateau four times since joining the Bettman circuit in the 2013-2014 season.

So it will be interesting to see if Ron Francis will favor the future as his roster struggles these days. What price could he receive for these two players?
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