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(NHL)   Will Seattle be boringly sensible or go for maximum chaos and draft Price, Tarasenko, & UFA Ovechkin? What will 30 NHL GM's have failed to learn from 2017? The Kraken will be released @ 8pm ET on ESPN 2, this is your 2021 NHL Expansion Draft thread   (nhl.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
Spoiler... WE ALREADY KNOW. Leaky news is leaky.
 
5 days ago  

sno man: Spoiler... WE ALREADY KNOW. Leaky news is leaky.


Yeah, but this way the assorted Reprobates can get together & show off their summer tans or something

_/potential badge post
 
5 days ago  
I am sad to see Giordano go.

He is a great captain and an incredible ambassador off the ice.

Once again, the captain of the Calgary Flames leaves in rather spectacular fashion.


All the best, Gio, Seattle is lucky to have you, and thanks for all the great years.
 
5 days ago  
Wild losing Soucy, which I'm ok with. I didn't want to lose Kahkonen
 
5 days ago  
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/Miss you all
//Welcome to the Fark Draft Room
///Thanks Brittany!
 
5 days ago  
^^^^^^^^^^

Got blown away before I could edit to say **Expansion**

/Welcome to Fark.
 
5 days ago  

Incident on 57th Street: [Fark user image 480x320] [View Full Size image _x_]

/Miss you all
//Welcome to the Fark Draft Room
///Thanks Brittany!


WHAR RAILING?!? I mean fun ride and all, but holy crap.
 
5 days ago  
Maybe they'll draft friendship and determination to help them on the journey ahead.
 
5 days ago  

sno man: Spoiler... WE ALREADY KNOW. Leaky news is leaky.


Yup. But I'm going to say "soon" anyways
 
5 days ago  

Recoil Therapy: potential badge post


I mean, strictly speaking, we have to be in this thread to get the badge anyway, since this is the thread that it was supposed to be posted in so we can save it.

/haven't looked at the leaked draft choices
 
5 days ago  
I'm still paying attention in case the leak isn't 100% accurate but frankly, I'm just relieved that they took Fleury from the Habs. Well, really the Rocket these days

I'm assuming there is more to that deal and we will see interesting moves in the coming hours and days
 
5 days ago  

montreal_medic: sno man: Spoiler... WE ALREADY KNOW. Leaky news is leaky.

Yup. But I'm going to say "soon" anyways


bientôt back at ya, I'm in for this either way as well. But I will be checking in on the Jays game.
 
5 days ago  
SPOILER ALERT: (Well, I guess this a spoiler alert for those that didn't see the leaks yet).


Can't believe the Kraken is selecting MacDermid from the Kings. I thought Lizotte was gone, or at least Clague. There's got to be a side deal going on.
 
5 days ago  
So who gets to have a breakout year?

Appleton?
Dreidger?
Eberle?

Seattle taking ovef LA's experiment of trying to convert traffic cone/enforcer D Kurtis MacDermaid into a fourth-line winger might be something to watch. Or he might be selling jerseys for their minor affiliate in Palm Springs. Guy was liked in the AHL.
 
5 days ago  

Count_Crackula: SPOILER ALERT: (Well, I guess this a spoiler alert for those that didn't see the leaks yet).


Can't believe the Kraken is selecting MacDermid from the Kings. I thought Lizotte was gone, or at least Clague. There's got to be a side deal going on.


The whole list reeks of side deals and UFAs. They have deep enough pockets that the only financial constraint is cap space and they left most of that untapped. Must be saving for something besides "austerity"
 
5 days ago  
Im very curious to see who they pull from the Caps, but it won't be a big loss
 
5 days ago  
So how is this going to play out? starts at 8 et then they have 85 minutes of commercials and talking before they announce the picks in the last 5 minutes?
 
5 days ago  

Farkenhostile: So how is this going to play out? starts at 8 et then they have 85 minutes of commercials and talking before they announce the picks in the last 5 minutes?


Nah. Probably a long winded bio and highlight reel for each player as they work their way up. Wonder if they announce a nominated captain immediately or let the team exist first
 
5 days ago  

Practical_Draconian: So who gets to have a breakout year?

Appleton?
Dreidger?
Eberle?

Seattle taking ovef LA's experiment of trying to convert traffic cone/enforcer D Kurtis MacDermaid into a fourth-line winger might be something to watch. Or he might be selling jerseys for their minor affiliate in Palm Springs. Guy was liked in the AHL.


They have to pick 30. A team roster tops out at 23. Game rosters are 20. There are going to be some guys picked that aren't going to play much with the big club.
 
5 days ago  

Count_Crackula: SPOILER ALERT: (Well, I guess this a spoiler alert for those that didn't see the leaks yet).


Can't believe the Kraken is selecting MacDermid from the Kings. I thought Lizotte was gone, or at least Clague. There's got to be a side deal going on.


Not surprised. Late part of last season rose the stock of goons and enforcers. Plus those guys sell jerseys (see Reaves in Vegas) and MacDermid can be useful in the minors.
 
5 days ago  
Time to sit back with and drink some Kraken, while drafting Krackens.

/Phil McKracken
 
5 days ago  
Leak Out the Kraken. No Poseidon, it just doesn't jibe.
 
5 days ago  

montreal_medic: I'm still paying attention in case the leak isn't 100% accurate but frankly, I'm just relieved that they took Fleury from the Habs. Well, really the Rocket these days

I'm assuming there is more to that deal and we will see interesting moves in the coming hours and days


They grabbed his brother from the Ducks.

I'm wondering if Ron's thinking is ... "Vegas drafted one Fleury & they went to the finals ... if we draft 'two' we should win The Cup..."

_/hard to argue with logic like that
 
5 days ago  

sno man: Practical_Draconian: So who gets to have a breakout year?

Appleton?
Dreidger?
Eberle?

Seattle taking ovef LA's experiment of trying to convert traffic cone/enforcer D Kurtis MacDermaid into a fourth-line winger might be something to watch. Or he might be selling jerseys for their minor affiliate in Palm Springs. Guy was liked in the AHL.

They have to pick 30. A team roster tops out at 23. Game rosters are 20. There are going to be some guys picked that aren't going to play much with the big club.


I saw someone do an article on who bears the most blame for Vegas' sudden success using their expansion draft. At least 4 guys never played a shift for VGK and aren't in the NHL anymore. And another 4-5 got flipped to other teams.
 
5 days ago  

sno man: Practical_Draconian: So who gets to have a breakout year?

Appleton?
Dreidger?
Eberle?

Seattle taking ovef LA's experiment of trying to convert traffic cone/enforcer D Kurtis MacDermaid into a fourth-line winger might be something to watch. Or he might be selling jerseys for their minor affiliate in Palm Springs. Guy was liked in the AHL.

They have to pick 30. A team roster tops out at 23. Game rosters are 20. There are going to be some guys picked that aren't going to play much with the big club.


They do have to also draft/sign enough players to staff their AHL affiliate also (I think I read somewhere).  Obviously the big club comes first, but getting some that, with more development, will potentially top out higher than other picks from team 'x' isn't a bad strategy.
 
5 days ago  
From the Sportsnet Live Blog:
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5 days ago  
Anyone else have a bad feeling about the bad karma going forward with ESPN and the expansion leak?  I realize in this day and age it is impossible to to hold things back, but I already envision a future Simmons "Gotcha!" 30 for 30 with the lead-in:   "It was all downhill from Day One."
 
5 days ago  
Shawn Kemp fathered 3 kids during the intro
 
5 days ago  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: From the Sportsnet Live Blog:
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Just for that, I may buy a Seattle Karen jersey

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5 days ago  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: From the Sportsnet Live Blog:
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Good job, Seattle.
 
5 days ago  
Oh crap Lenny Wilkens!
 
5 days ago  

Incident on 57th Street: Anyone else have a bad feeling about the bad karma going forward with ESPN and the expansion leak?  I realize in this day and age it is impossible to to hold things back, but I already envision a future Simmons "Gotcha!" 30 for 30 with the lead-in:   "It was all downhill from Day One."


To be fair, ESPN wasn't doing most of the leaking. It was places like The Athletic and TSN doing it.
 
5 days ago  
Made octopi famous?
 
5 days ago  
Lenny Wilkens shows up, immediately reminds the crowd the no longer have the Sonics.
 
5 days ago  
In case you'd like an alternate commentary, SportsNet has Steve Dangle and Jesse Blake live streaming the expansion draft.

Watch The Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft LIVE w/ Steve Dangle & Jesse Blake
Youtube pHZ0L26aocA
 
5 days ago  

desertgeek: Incident on 57th Street: Anyone else have a bad feeling about the bad karma going forward with ESPN and the expansion leak?  I realize in this day and age it is impossible to to hold things back, but I already envision a future Simmons "Gotcha!" 30 for 30 with the lead-in:   "It was all downhill from Day One."

To be fair, ESPN wasn't doing most of the leaking. It was places like The Athletic and TSN doing it.


neither with any financial interest in this show, fwtw.
 
5 days ago  

Rev.K: I am sad to see Giordano go.

He is a great captain and an incredible ambassador off the ice.

Once again, the captain of the Calgary Flames leaves in rather spectacular fashion.


All the best, Gio, Seattle is lucky to have you, and thanks for all the great years.


Damn
 
5 days ago  

robertus: Made octopi famous?


Eh, as a Detroit fan, I'll take it despite it being something of a dubious claim.  We don't have a lot going for us at the moment.
_/I enjoyed the octopus boat.
 
5 days ago  
Badge post.

/Am I doing it right?
 
5 days ago  

soopey: Badge post.

/Am I doing it right?


Post a picture the burger vest is in and I'll allow it.
 
5 days ago  
Brutalizing the Maple Leafs post season record
 
5 days ago  
Geez. Brutalizing Toronto
 
5 days ago  
Looks like Seattle is going to have a lot of cap flexibility to make more deals when the dust settles.
Vegas took advantage of a lot of teams' over-valuing certain players for get extra assets. The other teams are making smarter moves this time around, but many of them have painting themselves into a corner with respect to the salary cap.
 
5 days ago  

Polish Hussar: soopey: Badge post.

/Am I doing it right?

Post a picture the burger vest is in and I'll allow it.


Don't tempt me. A warning, it'll be my fat ass and not Mrs soopey in it.
 
5 days ago  
Seattle picks Toronto's protection for Kerfoot.
 
5 days ago  
The Carolina Panthers?
 
5 days ago  

HeathenHealer: Geez. Brutalizing Toronto


We're good. We've survived ESPN before. We will again.
 
5 days ago  
Hey!  There's my girls!  (Both my kids and I volunteer with them)

The Seattle Wild are absolutely awesome.  Truly the embodiment of "Hockey is for everyone".
 
5 days ago  

sno man: HeathenHealer: Geez. Brutalizing Toronto

We're good. We've survived ESPN before. We will again.


That's what Jets fans said until the butt fumble happened.
 
5 days ago  
Kraken uni's are sweet.
 
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