Seattle Kraken's Worst Trade Of The Past Year

The Seattle Kraken have made three trades over the past year. One has been great, one has been pretty meaningless, while the most recent one at this past trade deadline has been the worst. This was the Kraken's only trade at the deadline even though they were in a top-three spot in their division at the time. Regardless of the thinking that the Kraken won't package their future to win right now, it's never a guarantee that they will be back in the playoffs next season and have a better team or chance than they do this season.

That being said, the one trade at the deadline, and thus the worst of the past year for the Kraken, was giving up a fourth round pick in exchange for Jaycob Megna. Though it doesn't seem like a huge loss, it was almost completely meaningless at this point. Since coming over, Megna has gotten into four games and averaged 16:33 of ice time per game. He has no points, three shots, and five hits. It is a complete waste of a fourth round pick, and seeing how the Vegas Golden Knights got Adin Hill for a fourth rounder last offseason, the Kraken could actually get a useful player for a mid-round pick.

The Kraken have eight healthy defencemen on their active roster. With no injuries, the top six of Vince Dunn, Adam Larsson, Jamie Oleksiak, Justin Schultz, Will Borgen, and Carson Soucy aren't exiting the lineup. And even if they do, Cale Fleury is also an option for the Kraken to use. Unless Megna even starts to play games, the depth was addressed, but for what reason?

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