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NHL Draft Ratings: Expansion Draft Soars, Entry Draft Up Slightly

The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft averaged 268,000 viewers on ESPN2 last Friday night — up 3% from last year, when the event aired in November on NBCSN (259K). This year’s draft was once again held virtually.

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Winners And Losers Of The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: Sportsnet The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft has come and gone. The Seattle Kraken‘s strategy was quite different than the one that the Vegas Golden Knights employed four years ago, as they saved their salary cap room and passed on … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Kraken: Sights & Sounds From the NHL Expansion Draft in Seattle

Photo: @SeattleKraken Wednesday night marked the beginning of an era for the league’s newest franchise. The Kraken selected players during the NHL Expansion Draft in Seattle, forming the roster for their inaugural season this fall. Here were the scenes from … Continue reading

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2021 NHL Expansion Draft Pick Tracker

Photo: NHL.com After the Seattle Kraken submitted their 2021 NHL Expansion Draft picks on Wednesday morning, the selections began to leak on Twitter. NoVa Caps tracks all of the Kraken’s selections:

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Report: Kraken Take Vitek Vanecek From Capitals In 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: Getty Images According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, the Seattle Kraken selected goaltender Vitek Vanecek as their pick from the Washington Capitals in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday. The Kraken were required to pick a player from every … Continue reading

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Report: Kraken Sign UFAs Adam Larsson, Jamie Oleksiak As Expansion Draft Picks From Oilers, Stars

Photo: NHL.com According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, the Seattle Kraken signed unrestricted free agent defensemen Adam Larsson (right-handed) to a four-year contract that carries a $4 million cap hit and Jamie Oleksiak (left), who signed a five-year contract with a … Continue reading

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Mock Expansion Draft 6.0: The Eve Of The Main Event

Photo: Joel Auerbach/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With the Seattle Kraken having to submit their selections for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft in less than 24 hours, NoVa Caps takes one final stab at predicting what the first roster is … Continue reading

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A Look At The Top Eight Centers Exposed In The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: Tampa Bay Times With the possibility that Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov will be traded this summer “high” according to some reports, the team would need to bring a center in to play on the second line. While highly-touted … Continue reading

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Former Seahawks Running Back Marshawn Lynch, Macklemore Among Nine Special Guests To Help Release Kraken’s Expansion Draft Picks

Photo: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images According to The Athletic’s Ryan S. Clark, Macklemore, Sue Bird, Marshawn Lynch, Lenny Wilkins, Jordan Morris, Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, Bobby Wagner, and Kyle Lewis are the special guests who will help unveil the Kraken’s … Continue reading

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The 25 Biggest Names Left Exposed In 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: SN After teams’ protection lists for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft were released on Sunday morning, there were several surprises and plenty of big names available for the Seattle Kraken to pick from by Wednesday at 10 AM ET. … Continue reading

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