Seattle Kraken expansion draft protected lists, available players

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When is 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

When are the NHL protected lists due?

The deadline for the NHL to approve and distribute the protection lists is 10 a.m. Sunday. Once that is done, Seattle's RFA/UFA interview period immediately begins for exposed players. The expansion draft is Wednesday night, followed by the 2021 NHL Entry Draft starting Friday. WDIV ClickOnDetroitFollow updates: NHL teams announce Seattle expansion draft protection lists

Who will Leafs protect in expansion draft?

With the expansion draft looming, the Maple Leafs have protected eight skaters and one goalie. The Seattle Kraken will have to keep their hands off Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly, T.J. Brodie, Jake Muzzin, Justin Holl and Jack Campbell. thestar.comLeafs protect Holl, expose Kerfoot, McCann, Dermott for Seattle Kraken expansion draft

Why is Carey Price not protected?

Price had to waive the no-movement clause in his contract for the Canadiens to leave him unprotected. He only waived the no-movement clause for the expansion draft, meaning the Kraken can't select Price and then trade him to another team without the goalie's consent. Montreal GazetteCanadiens leave Carey Price unprotected for Seattle expansion draft

NHL Expansion Draft protected list for Kraken released

NHL.com 18 July, 2021 - 07:01pm

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The list of players protected in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken was released Sunday. The 30 other NHL teams (not including the Vegas Golden Knights) had the option to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters and one goalie. All players with continuing and effective no-move clauses had to be protected. All first- and second-year professionals are exempt from selection, as are unsigned draft choices. 

The Kraken have until 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday to submit their expansion draft selections. They must choose 30 players, one from each team, and must take a minimum of 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies from the lists of unprotected players.

Seattle's selections will be announced as part of the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, SN, SN NOW).

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Carey Price Could Miss Time With Knee Injury

prohockeyrumors.com 18 July, 2021 - 07:01pm

UPDATE: TSN’s Pierre LeBrun is now reporting that the injury is to Price’s knee, not hip. Price will consult doctors next week, and LeBrun states that the hope is that the injury isn’t serious.

The saga of Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has taken a variety of unexpected twists and turns over the weekend. After being left exposed with his no-movement clause waived, his future with Montreal suddenly became extremely uncertain. Now, Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli reports that Price may miss significant time next season with a hip injury.

It complicates what’s already a very uncertain goalie selection process for the Seattle Kraken. General manager Ron Francis has a bevy of options to choose from. It’s been widely reported that the Kraken have immense interest in Florida Panthers netminder Chris Driedger, so the question of who his partner in the crease will be remains. While many suggest Price due to his legendary status, this news about his health may sway them otherwise. It’s a similar situation with Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop, who was left exposed but didn’t play a single game this season due to injury. Other potential options include Braden Holtby and Kaapo Kahkonen, among others, but Seattle has a tough choice ahead of them.

For Montreal, this could be a decently sized blow to their success next season. It’s softened a bit with the guarantee that Jake Allen will be back with the team next season. But despite posting better regular-season numbers than Price, the team won more with Carey in the crease. With no specific guidelines on how much time Price will miss, it’s extremely hard to project how this news could affect both Montreal and Seattle. Still, it’s certainly a development that shifts both their plans.

So he’s possibly injured, older, on a bad contract, and has regressed pretty bad in 3 out of the past 4 seasons. I feel like Bishop is the better gamble if they want to try and win right away.

Seattle should STILL pick him. Make him the face of the team. And his wife is from Washington

How do you make a guy with 0 personality and on the injured list the face of your franchise?

He is the face of The Montreal Canadiens right now and Canadian hockey. He will be the face of Seattle hockey. And this rumors that are coming out about his injuries it sounds like Montreal is in damage control for all the heat they’re getting about putting Carey Price on the expansion list

1. He is not the face of Canadian hockey. He may be the face of the Canadiens but not Canadian. And he is only the face of the Candiens by default. It was PK when he was a Hab.

2. These rumors are coming out from some pretty reputable sources. Seravalli and Lebrun aren’t really know for spreading false news.

The “face of the franchise” is inevitably someone who’s an actual STAR. You know, someone who actually produces. It’s been years since Price has been above league average. And the huge contract — never mind the added $11 mm signing bonus he’s due this fall — would prevent Seattle from taking at least two useful skaters. Never mind that Price isn’t any more likely to be Seattle’s #1 goalie over Dreidger than Bobrovsky was in Florida last season.

If all Seattle is after is some marquee name, hell, they should go sign Wayne Gretzky or Ray Bourque to a contract. They’re both free agents, and likely they’d come cheaper than Price.

(Or, more realistically, go sign Landeskog. HE’d come cheaper than Price, and is still an elite player, and a leader, and a team captain.)

If I’m Francis, I’m taking Dreidger/Bishop/Kahkonen.

Habs are doing a nice job of basically telling Seattle that Price and Weber are men barely alive and should be stayed away from at all costs! :D

The thing is they’re probably better off moving forward if they are chosen.

I’m taking the 24 year old kahkonen from Minnesota 11 times out of 10

heck with it. Dreidger, Kaapo, Bishop, AND Price. one of the later two will probably be IR-able anyway.

Except what do you do if both are injured or if both are healthy?

well you’re not carrying 4 goalies anyway. the point would be to deal one of Kaapo, Bishop, or Price regardless, and if one of the three you keep isnt LTIR worthy you try and make another deal.

Except both Bishop and Price have waived exclusively for the expansion draft, not beyond so you are stuck with both of them. Dreidger is reportedly asking for 3.5M and Kahkonen is likely similar. So roughly 23M tied up in Goalies and they do have to be cap compliant before game 1 of the season. No LTIR can be used in the offseason unless a player is believed to have to miss the entire season.

I smell BS, burgerman is leaking this stuff so they don’t actually pick him.

hope francis if he is all in on dreigder is not getting darling 2. At least he should another goalie who can play. Then i would pick someone who i can trade.even if i keep half salary like holtby/kahkonen/Vanecek. Young guy daccord of ottawa to have in minors.

I have them taking Dreiger, Kahkonen, Vanaceck (to trade) and Korenar.

When you see the whole puzzle they have to work with, Price is too much money and Bishop is too much risk and the guys above can do the job.

Also, glad to see people understand that Bergevin is just lying through his teeth to Francis. When you try to claim that ONE of your star players who just led you to the Cup Final is now crippled and unable to move and might not live through the month, OK, fine…players hide a lot of injuries in the playoffs, but…now Bergy is claiming all of his old stars are now deceased.

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Bruins leave Nick Ritchie unprotected in expansion draft

The Athletic 18 July, 2021 - 11:20am

Bruins leave Nick Ritchie unprotected in expansion draft

Avalanche’s Gabe Landeskog left unprotected from Seattle expansion draft. Here’s what that means

The Denver Post 17 July, 2021 - 10:25pm

The Avalanche will omit left wing and team captain Gabe Landeskog from its expansion-draft protective list when it’s released Sunday morning, according to  a league source. The move will give the Seattle Kraken exclusive rights to recruit the pending unrestricted free agent long before free agency opens July 28.

It will also allow the Avalanche to protect another forward.

RELATED: Colorado Avalanche’s NHL expansion draft protected list

All potential free agents left unprotected for the expansion draft can exclusively interview and potentially sign a contract with the Kraken between Sunday morning and Wednesday night’s expansion draft. If Seattle and Landeskog agree to a deal before the draft, Landeskog would count as the Kraken’s one selection from the Avalanche.

Landeskog, 28, is presumably looking for a long-term deal with an annual cap hit of more than $7 million — and $49 million over seven years is probably what he wants. The Avs, meanwhile, are more likely coming in around $30 million over five years ($6 million annual cap hit) — hoping that their nine-year captain and 10-year player accepts a home-town discount.

The $1 million difference and the lesser term might make Landeskog listen to Seattle’s offer — which could be a “C” on his chest and $56 million over seven years ($8 million annual cap hit).

If Seattle doesn’t choose Landeskog in Wednesday’s expansion draft, the parties can return to the negotiation table when free agency opens the following Wednesday.

Saturday marked the NHL’s trade freeze ahead of the expansion draft, so Landeskog’s rights can’t be sold during that time. If the Avalanche attempts to re-sign Landeskog in the ensuing week, it might be too late for the player’s liking.

“I can’t help but be honest with you that I’m a little bit disappointed that it’s gotten this far and it’s had to come to this point,” Landeskog recently told The Athletic. “We’ll see what happens. I’m still hopeful that we can agree on something and come to terms, but if it was up to me, I would have liked it to be done eight months ago, 10 months ago.”

On Saturday night amid rumors of Landeskog’s omission from Colorado’s protective list, the player and his agent did not return texts seeking comment. And an Avalanche spokesman said he could not confirm or deny.

By not protecting Landeskog, the Avalanche could still lose one of the following forwards: J.T. Compher, Valeri Nichushkin or Tyson Jost, the latter of whom is a restricted free agent.

Colorado is bound to use the seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie protection format and shield forwards Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, Andre Burakovsky, Nazem Kadri and Joonas Donskoi, plus defensemen Cale Makar, Sam Girard and Devon Toews, from the Kraken. Goalie Philipp Grubauer is also a pending UFA and either he or Jonas Johansson will be protected.

The protection lists for each team were submitted by 3 p.m. MT Saturday and they will go public at 8 a.m. MT Sunday.

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