Expansion Draft Primer

The biggest thing that’s going to happen with the Seattle Kraken in the next year (barring scheduling problems, of course) is the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. This is the primary means through which GM Ron Francis will assemble the team in advance of the 2021-22 season.

To help you cut through the rules and jargon, we have assembled a series of articles breaking down the various aspects of the draft into language we mere mortals can comprehend. We hope that this will be something you can read through now, but also come back to as news hits the wire concerning matters affecting the outcome of the draft.

The articles go in sequence, Part 1 through Part 4, with an intermission to discuss the lingering problem with the (not Las) Vegas Golden Knights. Links to the articles are shown below. Dive in, and you’ll be on your way to following the goings-on as the Seattle Kraken put together their team for the 2021-22 season.

NHL Expansion Draft Part 1 :: Rules and Vocabulary

NHL Expansion Draft Part 2 :: Players Defensive Tactics

NHL Expansion Draft Intermission :: Las Vegas Swindle

NHL Expansion Draft Part 3 :: Teams’ Tactics

NHL Expansion Draft Part 4 :: Seattle’s Tactics