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Seattle Kraken expansion draft: NHL GMs learned from Vegas  

By Editor - Thu Jul 22, 5:51 am

Four years after the Vegas Golden Knights burst into the NHL by making 10 trades at their expansion draft, the Seattle Kraken came away with none. Seattle is expected to flip some of the 30 players selected when the trade freeze lifts Thursday afternoon, but this was a much different expansion draft experience than Vegas had in 2017. “Vegas did a good job taking advantage of the rules and sort of everyone’s lack of experience in that environment,” Kraken general manager Ron Francis said during a video call Wednesday night.

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Seattle Kraken expansion draft: NHL GMs learned from Vegas

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