Welp, the season opener for us has come and gone, and while we did lose it, we certainly fought to the end!
I came from another chat that was really impressed by these guys, so who knows, if they can keep up that spirit, might see a few good wins here and there!
Welcome! I was pretty impressed by the way they played. Looks like Hakstol has a good gameplan laid out for who he has to work with. Scoring is probably going to be an issue for them, but they certainly work hard.Very much a hockey newbie. I've been to a handful of WHL games, but don't really know the game or how to evaluate talent/good/bad play.
However, that seemed like a decent game 1. Vegas seems to be a contender this season, and they did look better controlling the puck and making fewer mistakes, but we hung right there. Coming back down 3 was pretty impressive.
It was also a fun game to watch. Not a lot of breakaways, which are always exciting, but plenty of scoring, good momentum swings, and a couple damn impressive shots for both teams. That laser for the 3rd Kraken goal was a beauty.
Watching going forward, it seems like we could handle the puck better. Cripser passes and fewer giveaways. Holding Vegas to 0 goals on power plays was good to see, especially when they basically had back to back PPs.
I still have them in my garage. 10 years now. You wouldn't believe the amount of flies they attract.