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Grading Every Seattle Kraken Selection at the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

A long year of hypotheticals is over. The Seattle Kraken have made their picks in the 2021 NHL expansion draft and officially have a tangible roster to speak of. Every team (except the Vegas Golden Knights, who were exempt) had to submit a limited list of players to protect over the weekend, with the expansion franchise then able to select one unlisted player from each team. General manager Ron Francis' choices were announced Wednesday night. And it's time to evaluate how he did.
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Seattle Kraken make first trade, send Tyler Pitlick to Calgary Flames

It won't go down as Wayne Gretzky to the Kings, but the Seattle Kraken did make history with their first trade Thursday after the expansion draft. They dealt forward Tyler Pitlick to the Calgary Flames for a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft. Pitlick, 29, skated in 38 games...
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NHL Insider: Seattle Kraken will be ‘difficult to play against,’ still have valuable flexibility

The Seattle Kraken are officially in business as the team has completed its expansion draft and now has 30 players on the roster. Someone who was on top of the Kraken’s expansion draft coverage on Wednesday was Frank Seravalli, a writer for the Daily Faceoff and the president of the National Hockey Writers Association. Seravalli broke the news of many of the Kraken’s picks on Wednesday before they were made official Wednesday night.
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A look inside the nearly-complete Seattle Kraken Community Iceplex

SEATTLE — Wednesday will mark a significant day in the Seattle Kraken's evolution, but the team's tentacles already extend to different parts of the city. In fact, the first rink at the new Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate will open July 29, with team staff moving in shortly after. It...
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AP sources: Kraken pass on Carey Price in expansion draft

SEATTLE (AP) — The first roster for the Seattle Kraken won’t include Carey Price. The Montreal Canadiens goaltender was not selected by the Kraken in the NHL expansion draft, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team was not announcing details until the expansion draft choices are revealed Wednesday night.

Recapping the Seattle Kraken NHL Expansion Draft

The Seattle Kraken selected thirty players from across the NHL on Wednesday evening in the expansion draft, one of the first steps in building their inaugural roster. While there’s no guarantee that any of the players selected will actually suit up for the Kraken when the season begins - there are bound to be trades and other signings ahead, along with the actual NHL Draft - it’s still an interesting look at how the Kraken are building their franchise, and what Ron Francis and his colleagues are prioritizing.
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Seattle Kraken Could Cause some Trouble for Blackhawks

Looking at the draft board, the Kraken are not looking for flashy plays like the Blackhawks. The Chicago Blackhawks are a fast, skilled team with very few players who hit and scrap. Based on the draft board, the Seattle Kraken look to be the complete opposite. Looking down the list,...

The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft & the New Jersey Devils Open Post

Welcome to the first of three main events of the 2021 offseason. In about an hour, the Seattle Kraken will begin to announce their inaugural roster. We will find out which member of the New Jersey Devils they will take. We will learn about what side deals teams have made with Seattle. We will begin to identify who was not picked but exposed and wonder if General Manager Tom Fitzgerald should inquire about those players. It all starts tonight. This is your Open Post for it.

Leaked Seattle Kraken picks: Red Wings were last unknown ahead of expansion draft

The Seattle Kraken expansion draft is scheduled to take place 8 p.m. Wednesday, but the picks were finalized in the morning and started to get leaked out almost immediately. Nearly every NHL team’s pick was leaked by reporters as of 1 p.m. Wednesday, minus the one and only Detroit Red Wings. It’s not surprising that Steve Yzerman’s Red Wings was the team whose pick took longer to be leaked. Yzerman has been known to keep a good lid on this kind of information.
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Seattle Kraken Mock Draft: New Jersey Devils Selection

Wednesday marks the first official day of the Seattle Kraken in the National Hockey League. Their expansion draft takes place at 8:00 P.M. ET on ESPN2. We are, of course, going to focus on who they will be taking from the New Jersey Devils. There are a couple of names that jump right out at you in terms of who is available, so let’s break this down.
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Seattle Kraken draft initial roster, including Moorhead's Will Borgen

Dave Hakstol made a trip to the Space Needle on Wednesday morning. He zipped up to the very top and raised a Seattle Kraken flag high over the city. "It's absolutely gorgeous up here," said Hakstol, the former UND coach and inaugural Seattle Kraken coach. When the flag reached the...

Seattle Kraken select Preds' Jarnkrok in expansion draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Calle Jarnkrok is on the move from Nashville to Seattle. The newly-founded Seattle Kraken selected Jarnkrok during their expansion draft Wednesday night. Jarnkrok scored 94 goals during his eight seasons in Smashville. Nashville also put up Ryan Johansen and Matt Duchene as possibilities to be drafted,...
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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.

Seattle Kraken make it official, draft Jeremy Lauzon

The reports were indeed true: Now former Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon is off to Seattle as a member of the Kraken. The pick was made official during Wednesday’s expansion draft presentation, and made by Kraken general manager Ron Francis. Lauzon was actually the first player drafted by the Kraken, as...
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Detroit Red Wings: 4 options for Seattle Kraken in NHL Expansion Draft

Everything seemed fairly straightforward for the Detroit Red Wings when submitting their list of protected players before the upcoming Seattle Kraken NHL Expansion Draft, except for one decision. Detroit Red Wings general manager (GM) Steve Yzerman elected to protect prospect Gustav Lindstrom over a more proven asset in Troy Stecher.