For the last year, TJ Oshie’s name has been bandied about as a possible selection for the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 Expansion Draft. But as time has passed, a possible split between Oshie and the Capitals seems less and less likely as it appears GM Brian MacLellan plans to protect the fan-favorite forward in the draft.
“We’re gonna try and resist exposing Osh,” MacLellan said in late May. “I think he’s a big part of what we’ve done and he’s had a good year here. He’s a big part of our locker room. He’s a big part of our on-ice team. He brings energy every day. He brings a compete level. He makes everybody better that’s around him.
During the American Century Championship earlier this week, Oshie was asked if the Capitals had spoken to him about the draft.