We should always try to be wary of teams that inexplicably become good for no readily apparent reason.
Sometimes we can say there’s a coaching change that takes place, or a team goes out and adds an All-Star, and that can help explain why a club goes from the lower tier of the league into its upper echelons. But other times, these things happen in ways that are unsustainable: Goalies get white-hot out of nowhere, the puck goes in the net constantly for a month or two, that sort of thing.
So what do we make of the Seattle Kraken, a team that just won every night of a seven-game road trip, including Ws over Edmonton, Toronto, and Boston? They are the first team in NBA AND NHL history to sweep a road trip that long, and the Kraken are now winners of eight straight once the calendar flipped to 2