Chris Baud, Jon Hoefling and Jesse Spector got together to talk about the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, in which the team surprised many by not going for big-name players like Carey Price, Gabriel Landeskog, Vladimir Tarasenko or Jakub Voracek. What’s up with that?
Chris Baud: Hey, we’re here to talk Kraken. Go Kraken.
Jon got up early in the morning to do a mock draft, and the league made a mockery of it by leaking half the names just as we were about to post it, so here we are. Let’s do this instead.
Jon Hoefling: Yeah, I was foolish to think that GMs could keep secrets, but I never would’ve expected this many selections to become public.
Shout out to Steve Yzerman though. Man’s lips are sealed super tight.
Jesse Spector: I’m a little surprised since it’s a made-for-TV draft, but the NHL is so good at sabotaging itself.
Baud: I lived in Vegas during the VGK’s inaugural season, and it was magical. I am pretty excited to see what Seattle can do, as there are many good players available but…going off the guys leaked so far…eh….um,
Hoefling: I think the defense looks great.
Spector: I think their play is working with the cap space to build not just for year one but picks beyond.
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