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Sean Maloughney
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 09.21.2020

Jul 31 @ 1:49 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: Evaluating The Current Kraken Roster
MrPerfect316
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Canada, YT
Joined: 07.06.2008

Jul 31 @ 2:17 PM ET
Petterson would mortgage your future in first rounders. Not worth it, Kracken are going to need to accept their lumps as they are not deep enough in Center. To me they should have taken Ryan Johanson from the Preds. Would have been helpful to get them through the first 2 or 3 years while the cupboards are being stocked.
Gerk
St Louis Blues
Location: say it aint so TARASENKO, YT
Joined: 01.07.2008

Jul 31 @ 2:33 PM ET
If plan is to bank on Schwartz being a top scorer it’s going to be a really long season.
TheGame316
Joined: 11.18.2008

Jul 31 @ 3:00 PM ET
Kracken should have used their capspace to take on the big contracts other teams didn't want with retention. Ryan Johansson or Matt Duchene with 2 million retained, guys with a year left at big $$ then retain money and flip them to a new team for value. Take Fleury for free then flip him to a new team at 50% retained, etc

Wennberg was a terrible signing and Schwartz was short sighted for a team already with depth on the wing

Had cap space and straight up wasted it. Picked a guy like Geekie over Jake Bean and missed out on the trade opportunity to pick up a high 2nd by flipping Bean. Same goes for Vanetek over Dillon

Francis didn't plan this out very well and he's got an empty cupboard and a mediocre roster to show for it

Quetzalcoatl
Location: Blackhawks/Flyers
Joined: 12.02.2009

Jul 31 @ 3:05 PM ET
Petterson would mortgage your future in first rounders. Not worth it, Kracken are going to need to accept their lumps as they are not deep enough in Center. To me they should have taken Ryan Johanson from the Preds. Would have been helpful to get them through the first 2 or 3 years while the cupboards are being stocked.
- MrPerfect316


These were my thoughts as well.
Squeaky
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 06.26.2021

Jul 31 @ 4:35 PM ET
It's pretty much impossible to judge an expansion roster since every single player is in a brand new situation with a fresh start. The Golden Knights had a garbage roster when they started and weren't supposed to compete for years. The added motivation of not being wanted led to most of the roster having way better years than anyone thought would be possible.

Now that they have Grubauer, they look very similar to day one vegas, maybe a touch better since the Golden Knights started with a pretty awful set of defencemen. Wouldn't be shocked if they won the division, wouldn't be shocked if they finished last in the league.
DonCherries
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 06.12.2019

Jul 31 @ 7:09 PM ET
Who won the contest? You still didn't announce the winner!
VeryModernMan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Munich
Joined: 06.06.2017

Jul 31 @ 9:08 PM ET
Could Seattle have done better in the expansion draft?
Pierre LeBrun reported that if Montreal was to expose Jake Allen, Seattle wanted two picks and a prospect to not select him. Presumably, GMs don’t like to set a price and waffle on it (as Brian Burke explained to me many times), or others will try to wait you out in the future. So when Francis wouldn’t budge, Marc Bergevin got creative, and managed to keep his guys and give Seattle nothing. I’m sure had Seattle lowered the ask to skip on a protected Allen, they could’ve reached an agreement and added an asset or two while still getting Cale Fleury.

Arizona traded for Shayne Gostisbehere, taking on two more seasons of his salary cap hit ($4.5 million) for the sweetener of a second-round pick and a seventh-rounder. He’s also not a write-off of as a player – there may be value in him yet – and he seems like the type of guy who could use a fresh start. Presumably, Seattle passed on accepting at least that pick package to select Gostisbehere, as getting the Kraken to take the Ghost Bear would’ve also kept Carsen Twarynski on Philly’s roster. Seattle valued cap space more than draft pick capital, but Gostisbehere's cap hit dries up in just two seasons.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/...e-better-expansion-draft/
13sundin13
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver, BC
Joined: 06.29.2006

Aug 1 @ 12:12 AM ET
Kracken should have used their capspace to take on the big contracts other teams didn't want with retention. Ryan Johansson or Matt Duchene with 2 million retained, guys with a year left at big $$ then retain money and flip them to a new team for value. Take Fleury for free then flip him to a new team at 50% retained, etc

Wennberg was a terrible signing and Schwartz was short sighted for a team already with depth on the wing

Had cap space and straight up wasted it. Picked a guy like Geekie over Jake Bean and missed out on the trade opportunity to pick up a high 2nd by flipping Bean. Same goes for Vanetek over Dillon

Francis didn't plan this out very well and he's got an empty cupboard and a mediocre roster to show for it

- TheGame316

I dunno, I think they did ok, especially since GMs were being extra careful. No need to take on extended bad contracts like Duchene, the best thing they can do right now is try to be competitive and build a solid team culture while not throwing picks away.

Maybe now they’re just seeing what happens after they play a season before deciding their next steps. Still have enough cap space to take on an expiring contract or two for futures while not having to be weighed down by anything too long.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Home of the bandwagon, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 1 @ 3:56 AM ET
Could be tanking for Wright.
wreckage
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Aug 1 @ 6:46 AM ET
Could be tanking for Wright.
- Nighthawk

Good luck beating Buf or ARZ for that tank job.
GudbransonFan
Florida Panthers
Location: Fort lauderdale, FL
Joined: 02.29.2016

Aug 1 @ 10:31 AM ET
Wennbergs success came from being on a line with an outstanding passer in Huberdeau. He is not the kind of player to initiate scoring opportunities. He was well overpaid.
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

Aug 1 @ 5:28 PM ET
The Kraken are better than Anaheim and San Jose already.
atlantis17
Joined: 07.06.2009

Aug 1 @ 5:35 PM ET
I obviously have a different definition for “excellent team” than the author.
K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: K Town
Joined: 09.02.2014

Aug 2 @ 10:25 PM ET
Good luck beating Buf or ARZ for that tank job.
- wreckage

You forgot Edmonton. Why else would Holland do what he did?
wreckage
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Aug 2 @ 11:18 PM ET
You forgot Edmonton. Why else would Holland do what he did?
- K-man25

Calgary is probably the slowest team in the NHL, they could be battling for Wright too.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Aug 4 @ 11:05 PM ET
Wennbergs success came from being on a line with an outstanding passer in Huberdeau. He is not the kind of player to initiate scoring opportunities. He was well overpaid.
- GudbransonFan


Yeah we are going to take the judgement of his play from a guy with a username of GudbransonFan?? I think not.