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How the Kraken's biggest NHL expansion draft decisions could impact their Penguins pick

The Seattle Kraken spent the past three days scrutinizing over their options for Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft, hoping to select the 30 building blocks that give them the best chance to construct an eventual Stanley Cup champion. Needless to say, deciding whether the Kraken should take a 29-year-old role player...
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NHL mock expansion draft: Projecting all 30 players the Seattle Kraken will pick

The Seattle Kraken will stretch their tentacles and pluck players from 30 teams on Wednesday night in the NHL expansion draft, starting at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Every team except the Vegas Golden Knights, the 2017 expansion franchise that was exempt from this draft, submitted lists of protected players to the NHL on Saturday. Twenty-seven teams protected seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender, while the Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs went with the eight skaters and one goaltender protection scheme instead. These were the same rules under which the Golden Knights built their team.
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Kraken expansion draft showcases Seattle, lacks drama

Seattle — The Kraken expansion draft lacked drama after all 30 picks leaked out hours before they were revealed, but it had plenty of Seattle to introduce the NHL’s 32nd franchise. One pick was announced by an octopus from the Seattle Aquarium. Another came written on a fish thrown in...
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2021 NHL Expansion Draft: Full List of Players Selected for Kraken's Roster

The Seattle Kraken announced their initial 30-player roster during the 2021 NHL expansion draft Wednesday night. Seattle had to select at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies. The remaining selections were allowed to come from any position. One pick came from each of the existing NHL franchises aside from the Vegas Golden Knights, who were exempt from the process.
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MyNorthwest.com

Seattle Kraken expansion draft tracker: Picks, trades, reports and more

The Seattle Kraken are the center of the hockey world today as they prepare for the announcement of their NHL expansion draft picks at 5 p.m. While Seattle’s 30 picks won’t be made official publicly until then, reports are flying from NHL insiders on what choices the Kraken have made.
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Need to Know: 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Seattle Kraken will craft their team on Wednesday night. BostonBruins.com - For the second time in the last four years, the National Hockey League is set to welcome a new team into the mix as the Seattle Kraken get set to make their debut this fall as the league's 32nd franchise.
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How to watch the NHL Expansion Draft

What Sabres fans need to know going into Wednesday night. The next seven days promise to be an active time around the NHL. The league-wide trade freeze lifts Thursday. The NHL Draft begins with Round 1 on Friday (8 p.m. on ESPN 2), with the Sabres holding the No. 1 pick. Free agency opens on Wednesday, July 28.
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NHL Expansion Draft: How to Watch

With a 32nd team entering the NHL, the Seattle Kraken are set to select their roster via the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. What you need to know ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft:. For the second time in five years, the NHL is holding an expansion draft for a new organization. On December 4, 2018, it was announced that Seattle would become the home of the 32nd team in the NHL. Fast forward to present day and that one time distant addition to the NHL community is now one day away from having a full roster.
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UPDATE: Seattle Kraken Select Vitek Vanecek in Expansion Draft

UPDATE: It’s official. Best of luck to Vitek with his new team!. With the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft officially set to kick off in a few short hours, a bevy of reporting this afternoon is offering a glimpse of what will be made official in this evening’s proceedings. The Seattle Kraken submitted their Expansion Draft list to the league this morning at 10 AM and among the leaks, DailyFaceoff.com Hockey’s Frank Seravalli reports that Seattle is set to select Vitek Vanecek from the Washington Capitals.
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NHL Expansion Draft all-time team

The Seattle Kraken are in the final days of preparing for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, SN, SN NOW). The 30 players they select will form their foundation for the 2021-22 NHL season. The Kraken have a pool of accomplished players from which to make their selections, much as the Vegas Golden Knights did four years ago. Vegas, the most recent expansion team, will not have a player selected Wednesday.
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Murray understands why Senators exposed him for Expansion Draft: report

Goalie can be taken by Kraken, has three seasons left on four-year contract. Matt Murray understands why the Ottawa Senators left him unprotected ahead of the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, SN1, SN NOW), his agent told the Ottawa Sun. The...
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Flyers announce protected list for 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

FORWARDS (7) All first & second-year professionals are exempt from selection which includes, but is not limited to, Flyers who have played games this past season: Wade Allison, Jackson Cates, Joel Farabee, Morgan Frost, Tanner Laczynski, Maksim Sushko, Cam York and Egor Zamula. All unsigned draft choices are also exempt...
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Jets seeking to add defensemen after Expansion Draft, GM says

Could lose DeMelo to Kraken, will explore trades, free agency. The Winnipeg Jets are determined to upgrade at defenseman before next season, either through trades or free agency. "We're hopeful," Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said this week. "We're going to look long and hard at it here. There's got...
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