Projecting Alex Barré-Boulet with the Seattle Kraken
The Lightning waived Barré-Boulet on Sunday after the 24-year-old forward lost his battle for a roster spot with the team. The departures of Gourde, Blake Coleman, Tyler Johnson and Barclay Goodrow forced the team to fill a couple of forward roles. Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk outplayed Barré-Boulet at camp for those.
One training camp doesn't make a career, however, and for a team looking to add depth scoring, like the newcomers Seattle Kraken, Barré-Boulet represents an interesting option. On first look, his track record of production at lower levels suggests that the forward could contribute offensively at the NHL level if placed in the right situation.
After all, we have seen underutilized players thrive in upgraded roles with the Vegas Golden Knights before. Sometimes, all one needs is an opportunity.
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