Islanders await Expansion Draft decisions, with Josh Bailey exposed

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Lighthouse Hockey 20 July, 2021 - 06:15am 8 views

When does Seattle draft?

The Seattle Kraken are officially on the clock. On Sunday, the NHL released the available and protected lists for the 30 other teams ahead of the Kraken's expansion draft, which will take place July 21 (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2). USA TODAYNHL expansion draft: Protected lists ahead of Seattle Kraken's roster selection

What time is the Kraken expansion draft?

What channel is the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft on? The draft is scheduled for July 21 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN will broadcast the event live in the United States, marking the beginning of the network's new contract with the NHL. Sporting NewsWhen is the NHL Expansion Draft? Date, time, rules & more for Seattle Kraken team selection

Who is eligible for NHL expansion draft?

Players who meet the eligibility requirements — North American players 18-20 years old and European/international players 18-21 years old — will be selected by NHL teams in seven rounds. No-Movement Clause: A contract stipulation that means a player can't be traded or sent to the minors. Tacoma News TribuneWho’s going to play for the Seattle Kraken? Here’s how the NHL expansion draft works

Who will Boston Bruins protect in expansion draft?

The Bruins protected: The unprotected list includes Bruins unrestricted free agents Taylor Hall, David Krejci, Tuukka Rask, Sean Kuraly and Mike Reilly. But the Kraken are unlikely to spend a pick on a player who could still sign elsewhere, especially when the Kraken could pursue that player when free agency begins. masslive.comSeattle Kraken Expansion Draft: Boston Bruins leave Nick Ritchie exposed, protect Jake DeBrusk, Trent Frederic

As Seattle sorts through unprotected lists and NHL swap opportunities, the puck is in the Kraken’s rink.

That said...wow did the Islanders leave them some gifts* to choose from.

Unless the Isles already worked out(*) the framework for an arrangement to take another guy — which is quite possible — it’s still amazing to me that they exposed both Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey while protecting two beloved but aging Identity Line forwards. Granted they still have salary cap issues, but exposing both seems to create a degree of unnecessary uncertainty, which is what brings us to thinking “something more has already been discussed.” Vegas GM George McPhee, who went through this a few years ago, was quoted saying he figures Seattle has 8-10 deals already in place.

The Benefit of the Doubt side would say, “Wow, they must already have a framework arranged for a Casey Cizikas re-signing, plus something else.” The Doubting Everything side would say, “Wow, if that’s not the case then this can blow up in their face in all kinds of ways.”

Anyway, I know, I know, that’s been hashed out in debates the past couple of days and those will continue today and up through Wednesday’s draft (and then be rehashed for ages afterward). We can all disagree on approach and priorities — and all of us are dealing with incomplete information (even Lou Lamoriello is, though obviously he knows far more than media and fans) on how the league trade and asset discussions have gone.

Just be cool to one another here. It’s possible and natural to be optimistic, anxious, and on the verge of “Seriously though WTF?” all at once.

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