Every NHL team, minus the Vegas Golden Knights, submitted their protected list over the weekend in preparation for Wednesday’s Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft. In doing so, teams made several big names available to be picked by Seattle.
It’s nearly impossible to predict who the Kraken will draft. But I acted as if I were general manager Ron Francis and built the best team possible while staying under the salary cap with all 30 players (in reality, they can exceed the NHL’s salary cap by 10-percent in the offseason).
Here’s what I came up with.