TJ Oshie’s name included in Seattle Kraken news story announcing first head coach in team history, Dave Hakstol
At the end of the season, TJ Oshie, long rumored to be a possible pick in the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft, said he wanted to finish his career with the Capitals.
“Washington’s where I want to be. I’ve bled and cried here,” Oshie said, pleading not to be left exposed. “This is where I want to stay long term. People can speculate and make assumptions about what I want to do or what I like. People bring up the ‘C.’ That stuff is not that important to me.”
Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan wouldn’t guarantee the 34-year-old Oshie would be one of the team’s protected skaters, but did say him being exposed would be unlikely. “We’re gonna try and resist exposing Osh,” he said.
Weeks later, the Kraken hired their first head coach in franchise history, Dave Hakstol, and Oshie’s name was included in the Seattle Kraken’s news story announcing the hire. 🤔