Sport Entire Seattle Kraken roster leaks before expansion draft broadcast, spoiling ESPN's NHL debut
Price, Tarasenko, more: Biggest names (risks?) available in expansion draft
The Kraken have some tough choices to make.In this post, PHT breaks down some of the biggest names (and contracts, and risks) available to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Wednesday represents when the Kraken’s expansion draft picks will be announced.
The Kraken's 30 picks were scheduled to be into the NHL by 10 a.m. ET. At 8:58 a.m. ET the first tweet was sent out.
"Early word is #SeaKraken are closing in on contracts with two UFA defensemen: Adam Larsson (EDM) and Jamie Oleksiak (DAL)," Daily Faceoff insider and president of hockey content.
After that the floodgates were open. By 12:30 p.m. ET, 29 of the 30 picks were leaked out.
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Of course, that left a lot of people scratching their heads because ESPN is set to air the expansion draft. The reveal is the network's first big production since getting back the NHL's broadcast rights in the United States. Now they have 90 minutes to fill with the intrigue and drama pretty much, well, gone.
PHT Morning Skate: Treliving on losing Giordano; NHL schedule revealed Thursday
Thursday's collection of links.• Flames GM Brad Treliving on losing captain Mark Giordano in the NHL Expansion Draft: “In order for this not to happen was a price we couldn’t pay. If there was a way within reason for this not to happen . . . we certainly would have pursued it.
There are rumors swirling that deals were aplenty but until that is assured, Twitter did its best to help the producer fill the show's rundown out — and had some jokes.
With— Scouting The Refs (@ScoutingTheRefs) expansion draft picks all apparently leaked already, tonight on ESPN2, the NHL will share a brief overview of the SEA roster, then fill the remaining 85 minutes of airtime explaining goaltender interference.
Ron Francis should spend entire show on Red Wings selection. Go over every available option.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames)
espn seeing all the seattle pick leaks— offseason trade wanter (@OVECHKlN)
In 2040 when they expand to 34 teams, they should have a 7 am draft. Hockey writers don’t get up before 8
NHL Draft 2021: Sabres No. 1 pick, Wallstedt vs. Cossa among 10 Storylines to watch
The NHL Draft is set to go beginning on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.For the first time ever, 32 general managers will take to the virtual podium and call the names of the next 223 NHL prospects thanks to the introduction of the Seattle Kraken. (Note: There are officially 224 slots the Coyotes had to forfeit their first-round pick.— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey)
Seattle Kraken and ESPN executives— John Vogl (@BuffaloVogl)
ESPN and the Kraken chasing down— tommy positive vibes only (@Venomoussnake42) to prevent him from leaking anymore of the picks
Frank Servalli: Sources are telling mehave selected Kurtis MacDermid (D) from the Kings
ESPN:— Kurtis MacDermid, Seattle Kraken Legend (@cool420guy69)
ESPN - We paid a ton of money to get the NHL rights back and as our re-introduction to all the hockey fans, we will have a special expansion draft show with all the picks, so much suspense!!!
Frank Seravalli - Hold my beer— Dan Silver (@dsilver88)
Gallery: 2021 NHL mock expansion draft: Projecting the Seattle Kraken's 30-player roster (SMG)
Next NHL defensemen in line for huge free-agent contracts
Whether they can sign extensions or need deals now, expect big money for Dahlin, Fox, Hughes, and others.That goes for mid-grade and depth defensemen, who’ve signed one eye-popping free-agent contract after another.
Expansion Draft: This creates a new US team .
Munich - the Seattle Kraken have almost everything to join in the North American Ice Hockey League NHL - a coaching team, a general manager and a home. There are even heap of fan articles of the new franchise to buy. © Imago Images / Zuma Wire Seattle Kraken Expansion Only one thing is missing the team yet: Player. This will change on Wednesday. Then the so-called expansion draft applies. That means: The Seattle Kraken may choose a player from each of the existing 31 NHL teams.