All the Seattle Kraken's leaked Expansion Draft picks


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The Seattle Kraken submitted their picks for the Expansion Draft at 10:30 AM. Since then, their selections have been leaking out via Twitter.

For Capitals fans, the biggest news of the day was that goaltender Vitek Vanecek was picked by Seattle over other notables like Nick Jensen, Brenden Dillon, and Conor Sheary.

Meanwhile, Carey Price, who was the most intriguing possible pick of the draft, is staying put in Montreal.

Kraken depth chart, so far:

— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) July 21, 2021

11:15 AM: Vladimir Tarasenko will remain in St. Louis, at least for another day, after the Kraken opted to draft Vince Dunn from the Blues. Tarasenko requested a trade and the Blues are trying to accommodate him. He’s trying to return to top form after three shoulder surgeries. He has two years remaining on an eight-year, $60 million deal ($7.5 million).

Sources say #SeaKraken also passed on another high-profile, big money player: Vladimir Tarasenko.

Subject to change but sounds like the selection from #stlblues will be Vince Dunn.@DFOHockey

— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021

12:09 PM: The Kraken passed on picking Max Domi from Columbus.

Mild surprise from #CBJ. The pick is not Max Domi.#SeaKraken will be selecting D Gavin Bayreuther from Columbus.@DFOHockey

— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021

1:01 PM: The Kraken had interest in Braden Holtby until Vancouver showed no interest in adding a sweetner.

Kraken and Canucks talked about Braden Holtby, but believe VAN not interested in retaining salary or adding sweetener. Kole Lind was logical pick for SEA.

— Iain MacIntyre (@imacSportsnet) July 21, 2021

3:02 PM: It sounds like the Kraken made a lot of side deals, which will be revealed later tonight.

Word among multiple NHL “people” I have heard from is simple… theme of the expansion draft has to be “Side Deals”. A LOT of additional compensation coming #seaKraken way.

— Ian Furness (@IanFurnessSea) July 21, 2021

Greg Wyshynski is pushing back on that rumor, however.

I made a joke about the quality of the picks.

FWIW, I've been told not to expect much "side deal" news on the show tonight.

— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) July 21, 2021

3:19 PM: The Flames want Tyler Pitlick if the Kraken are open to dealing him.

Hearing from multiple sources the Flames are interested in Tyler Pitlick if the Kraken do indeed decide to trade him. They’re expected to pick him from Arizona in expansion.

— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) July 21, 2021


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Which Dallas Star will go to Seattle? Here’s a look at the Kraken’s options ahead of expansion draft

The Dallas Morning News 21 July, 2021 - 06:10pm

7:08 PM on Jul 20, 2021 CDT

The choice is anyone’s guess at this point.

The NHL will hold the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft on Wednesday night, when the league’s newest team will select one unprotected player from 30 teams — Vegas is exempt —including the Stars.

Seattle’s picks are due to the league at 9 a.m. with the selections televised at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

In the last week, maneuvering by Stars general manager Jim Nill has left the cupboard almost bare in Dallas. Just when it looked like Anton Khudobin could be the Kraken’s pick, Ben Bishop waived his no-move clause to allow the Stars to protect Khudobin instead. When Jason Dickinson ascended to the top of the list, he was traded to Vancouver for a third-round pick.

Now, the options from Dallas consist mostly of veteran depth pieces and borderline AHL players, save for the injured Bishop and the unrestricted free agent Jamie Oleksiak. It’s mostly a mix of players with uncertain futures or unproven pasts or both, a concoction that might mean Dallas’ selection depends on who the Kraken take from other teams as they fill out their roster’s edges.

Here’s a look at Seattle’s options from the Stars.

Ben Bishop: This would be a big gamble by Seattle, betting that Bishop’s injury history and current recovery from knee surgery won’t stop him from becoming one of the best goaltenders in the world again. Bishop hasn’t played since the 2020 postseason, and hasn’t been a lineup regular since March 2020. Last week, he said that the idea would be to be ready for training camp “if the knee allows that.”

Jamie Oleksiak: The 6-7 defenseman will become an unrestricted free agent on July 28, but Seattle has until Wednesday’s draft to negotiate a contract with Oleksiak. If the Kraken and Oleksiak reach a deal, he would count as the team’s pick from Dallas. Oleksiak transformed into a top-four defenseman the last two seasons and figures to make $3.5-4.5 million per year on the open market.

Adam Mascherin: If you haven’t heard of Mascherin, it’s probably because he hasn’t played an NHL game yet. But he would be an appealing option for Seattle after he was third in the AHL in goals last season, and has the pedigree as a one-time second-round pick. He will be a restricted free agent.

Blake Comeau: The veteran penalty-killer signed with the Stars last month for one year and $1 million to solidify the team’s bottom six. He could do the same in Seattle on a cheap contract, and BetOnline placed the odds of his selection at 2-to-1.

Tanner Kero: Kero spent all of last year with Dallas, bouncing between the NHL roster and the taxi squad. He was a fourth-liner who played limited special teams minutes and he’s signed at the league minimum.

Andrej Sekera: Sekera, 35, was a third-pairing penalty-killer for the Stars last year who averaged a career-low 15 minutes, 38 seconds of ice time per game. He figures to assume the same role in Dallas, and carries a $1.5 million cap hit.

Joel Hanley: Hanley has been a serviceable player for the Stars the last three seasons, stepping into the lineup when injuries mount and giving Dallas solid minutes on the bottom pair. He plays a similar role to Sekera, but he costs half as much and he’s five years younger.

Julius Honka: If the Kraken want a reclamation project, the former first-rounder would be one. Currently signed to play in Sweden for two more years, Honka hasn’t played in the NHL since January 2018 and only played 17 games for AHL affiliate Texas last year.

The other 12 exposed players: Nick Caamano (RFA), Andrew Cogliano (UFA), Justin Dowling (UFA), Joel L’Esperance, Matej Stransky (Europe), Taylor Fedun (UFA), Ben Gleason (RFA), Niklas Hansson (Europe), Mark Pysyk (UFA), Sami Vatanen (UFA), Landon Bow (Europe) and Colton Point (RFA).

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