Ryan Clark of The Athletic: The common question asked to NHL agents is of course what players will sign with the Seattle Kraken. There are lots of circumstances and events to consider. The team and player have to meet somewhere in the middle. It is said that Seattle expects to spend close or at the salary cap.
It is that financial aspect that some agents are not completely sold on. Vegas changed the bar on expansion teams. Older players desire to go where the winning is and the best fit. Seattle can qualify as both.