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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Aggressive Expansion

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In which we all say goodbye to “that boy boy Calle tho”.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Reports: Seattle Kraken To Select Calle Järnkrok In Expansion Draft | On the Forecheck
We all knew that this was a likely outcome, but it still hurts all the same. Good luck in Seattle, Calle.

This was fun at least.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Live Thread: Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft | On the Forecheck
The Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft has come and gone, and many of the picks (and by “many”, I mean virtually all of them) were leaked well ahead of the actual televised draft last night. Below are some of the more notable selections by Seattle:

-Mark Giordano
-Jordan Eberle
-Mason Appleton
-Joonas Donskoi
-Jamie Oleksiak
-Yanni Gourde
-Chris Driedger
-Carson Soucy

NHL 2021-22 schedule to be announced on ESPN | NHL.com
The 2021-22 NHL schedule will be revealed during the 5 p.m. CT edition of SportsCenter on ESPN tonight. So be on the look out for that.

Carey Price is Not Going to Seattle | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
A big ticket, an impending bonus, and reports of upcoming surgery have kept Carey Price in Montreal.

Kraken, Adam Larsson agree to four-year, $16-million deal | Sportsnet
I’d feel bad for Connor McDavid, but he’s set to make $56M over the next five years... so he’ll be alright in the long run.

Oilers agree to two-year deal with goaltender Mike Smith | Sportsnet
Do the Oilers want to win one day? It’s kind of hard to tell at this point.

Could the Wild or Avalanche Become Suitors or Eichel? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Uh, I’d prefer to keep this guy out of the division if possible. Honestly, I don’t know how Colorado could even afford him.

Logan Mailloux renounces himself from NHL draft, asks teams not to pick him after incident in Sweden | ESPN
Logan Mailloux, 18, has renounced himself from the 2021 NHL draft after paying a fine for an offense of a sexual nature in Sweden last year, which had teams vowing not to select him this weekend.

Tom Wilson Named Most Hated NHL Player on Social Media | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Well, I don’t think anyone is surprised by this information.

Thursday’s Tunes