After weeks and months of speculation the Seattle Kraken started to build their initial roster on Wednesday with the NHL expansion draft that saw them select 30 players (one from every other NHL team, with the exception of the Vegas Golden Knights). The opening night roster will probably look very different from what we see right now. Free agency is still ahead and there will no doubt be trades in the coming days, both side deals that teams made with Seattle for expansion draft considerations and trades involving some players that were actually selected. Still, a lot of the foundation for the inaugural season is in place so let us take a look at the initial roster and see what it says about Seattle's approach The Kraken did not take the name players or the risky contracts When you looked at the expansion draft lists it was clear that there were several big name players available as teams looked to shed some of their contracts. Vladimir Tarasenko in St. Louis. Carey Price in Montreal. P.K. Subban in New Jersey. Matt Duchene and Ryan Johansen in Nashville. Jordan Eberle and Joshua Bailey from the New York Islanders. James van Riemsdyk ,… Read full this story
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