Live Thread: Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft
The Kraken draft picks are slowly leaking.
Good morning, Preds fans!
Thanks to Twitter, many Seattle Kraken draft picks are leaking prior to tonight’s live expansion draft (at 7 PM Central).
We’ve started a live thread with updates as we’re seeing them...
Seattle has come to terms with Adam Larsson and Jamie Oleksiak:
Early word is #SeaKraken are closing in on contracts with two UFA defensemen: Adam Larsson (EDM) and Jamie Oleksiak (DAL).— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
Not finalized. But barring any last minute change, the expectation is those players will be the selections from #Oilers and #GoStars.@DFOHockey
Carey Price remains part of the Montreal Canadiens:
According to sources, the Kraken did NOT select Carey Price in the expansion draft. He remains property of the Montreal Canadiens@TSNHockey @TheAthletic— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 21, 2021
Gabriel Landeskog remains a UFA...
The Kraken did not sign/select pending UFA star winger Gabriel Landeskog. So he remains a pending UFA, either headed to market July 28 or re-signing with the Avs if Colorado circles back before then and can bridge the sizeable gap that remains.@TSNHockey @TheAthletic— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 21, 2021
Toronto traded for McCann, exposed him, and now he’s a Kraken:
His stay was short-lived in Toronto. The #SeaKraken will be selecting Jared McCann from the #Leafs.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
The end result: Toronto traded prospect Filip Hallander and a 7th round pick to Pittsburgh to essentially protect their roster from Seattle.@DFOHockey
The goalie selections will include Joey Daccord from Ottawa:
Can confirm #Sens expect to lose Joey Daccord tonight. Makes the draft more interesting. https://t.co/w1dO4HWVwN— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) July 21, 2021
...And Vitek Vanecek from Washington and Chris Driedger from the Panthers:
Sounds like the three goaltenders selected by #SeaKraken will be Chris Driedger (FLA), Vitek Vanecek (WSH) and Joey Daccord (OTT).@DFOHockey— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames captain, is a Kraken:
BREAKING - I can confirm that the Seattle Kraken have chosen Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano as their pick at the Expansion Draft, to be announced this evening.— Salim Nadim Valji (@salimvalji) July 21, 2021
Vince Dunn is the choice from St. Louis, not Vladimir Tarasenko:
Sources say #SeaKraken also passed on another high-profile, big money player: Vladimir Tarasenko.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
Subject to change but sounds like the selection from #stlblues will be Vince Dunn.@DFOHockey
I had to ask Eamon if this is a real Flyers player:
There was a lot of intrigue about whether #SeaKraken would be tempted to take one of the high-priced players the #Flyers dangled.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
Hearing the selection was a bit of a surprise: Carsen Twarynski.
Can honestly say I didn't see him plucked in many mock drafts. @DFOHockey
Meanwhile, here’s the news we all expected:
Hearing the #SeaKraken preserved more valuable cap space by passing on Ryan Johansen and Matt Duchene in Nashville.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 21, 2021
Belief is they will select Calle Järnkrok instead.
Jordan Eberle from the Islanders is now a Kraken:
Hearing a rumor that Seattle will take (or I suppose at this point, has taken) Jordan Eberle from the Islanders. We shall see tonight...— Ryan Kennedy (@THNRyanKennedy) July 21, 2021
And from Winnipeg, Mason Appleton (and a JFreshHockey chart):
Mason Appleton, reportedly selected by SEA, is a good two-way middle sixer. #SeaKraken pic.twitter.com/1BX5S64W40— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 21, 2021
Hmmm, Morgan Geekie from Carolina:
Hearing that Seattle passed on Jake Bean and instead chose Morgan Geekie from Carolina@TSNHockey @TheAthletic— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 21, 2021
And...Joonas Donskoi from the Avs:
Also hearing that the Kraken are going to take Joonas Donskoi from the #Avs in the expansion draft. #SeaKraken— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) July 21, 2021
A surprise 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
Curious to see who #SeaKraken wanted from the multitude of blueliners available from Boston with new assistant coach Jay Leach's insight.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
Sounds like the pick from #NHLBruins will be Jeremy Lauzon.@DFOHockey
The picks are coming in fast and furious now. Is there any point in watching the live show tonight? Nah. Here’s the pick from the Kings:
Hearing #SeaKraken will select D Kurtis MacDermid from #LAKings.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
Here’s another JFreshHockey card for New Jersey’s pick:
Nathan Bastian, reportedly selected by SEA from NJ, has an outside chance of a establishing a permanent NHL career. #SeaKraken pic.twitter.com/ZHOyld83w2— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 21, 2021
Tyler Pitlick from Dallas:
Tyler Pitlick, reportedly selected by SEA, is yet another low-event defensive bottom six forward. #SeaKraken pic.twitter.com/sGX5wmit9w— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 21, 2021
I am seeing reports of defenseman Carson Soucy being drafted from Minnesota:
Sources say the Kraken have taken defenseman Carson Soucy from the #mnwild.— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) July 21, 2021
Wild's top-5 D is now a top-3 of Brodin-Spurgeon-Dumba. Wild will need at least 3 NHL defensemen in free agency, plus a depth guy IMO, to push Calen Addison.
From Vancouver, Kole Lind:
#Canucks will lose forward prospect Kole Lind in the Expansion Draft to #SeaKraken.@DFOHockey— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021
Something interesting from the Rangers:
Hearing Seattle is going to take Colin Blackwell from #NYR ... but there could be a trade in the works (for D Mark Giordano?) that changes the pick and allows Rangers to keep Blackwell.— Rick Carpiniello (@RickCarpiniello) July 21, 2021
Hearing that the Ducks lost Haydn Fleury in expansion to Seattle@TSNHockey @TheAthletic— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 21, 2021
Me, being dumb, forgot Joonas Donskoi was with the Avs (now Seattle) and not San Jose. Here’s San Jose’s choice:
Hearing Seattle took forward Alexander True from San Jose@TSNHockey @TheAthletic— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 21, 2021
This makes sense re: the Rangers. We would know about any trades tonight (or later this week):
Based on everything we've seen so far today, Seattle's building a solid blue line so it makes sense that the #NYR would try to swing some sort of a deal to bolster their defense, whether it's Giordano or another back.— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) July 21, 2021
As of 12:30 Central, we are missing information for the Penguins, Blackhawks, Sabres, Red Wings, and Lightning.
As of 12:31 Central:
Hearing Seattle took William Borgen from Buffalo in expansion@TSNHockey @TheAthletic— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 21, 2021
Hearing it’s John Quenneville. https://t.co/uxky9zr0t6— Steve Dangle “Glynnsider” (@Steve_Dangle) July 21, 2021