GM Scott Davies and head coach Rich Tocchet are expecting some improvement in the Kraken's second season. The Kraken's inaugural season provided the fans with some entertaining hockey, but not a lot of wins. While the Kraken are definitely not expected to compete for a playoff spot this year, improved performance from key players is the expectation.

"We're looking for some our veteran players to demonstrate more leadership this coming season, and deliver on the ice. We added Jamie Benn to help us down the middle and score some goals. Veterans like Tomas Tatar, Anthony Mantha, Nate Schmidt and Jake McCabe can do more and perform at a higher level. These veterans are great pros and demonstrate great work ethic to our young players." GM Davies said.

The Kraken are pleased with their depth in goal. Number one goalie Alexandar Georgiev played very well last season, and is expected to play at a higher level in 2023-24. "Georgiev can be a top 5 goalie in the NEFHL" Tocchet said. "As a young, growing team, Alex will be busy, but we expect him to be the team's top player." Additional depth between the pipes will be brought by Dan Vladar, Magnus Hellberg, Thomas Greiss & Alex Stalock.

The Kraken organization remain focused on developing their young prospects and players. Top prospects Matvei Michkov and Cutter Gauthier will continue to develop in the minors, as will Reid Schaefer, Ethan Gauthier, David Edstrom and Tom Willander. Cody Glass will likely take the 2nd line centre job this season with the big club. The Kraken are hoping that some other prospects take a real step up this season and surprise management. Will it be Jaret Anderson-Dolan? Aidan McDonough? Matt Kessel? Only time will tell, but the team is hoping to take some positive steps this coming season.