The Hockey News Podcast: Seattle Expansion Draft Preview

We tackle all things Kraken in this special episode. What should their strategy be? Who will be their starting goalie? Which trades will happen before the draft? And more.
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin:

We preview the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, which takes place July 21. Topics include:

- Should GM Ron Francis build a team that competes right away or one that will contend years down the road?
- Which bad contracts might the Kraken be willing to acquire?
- Who will be Seattle's starting goalie on opening night?
- Which team is in the biggest pickle, forced to lose a good player to Seattle?
- Will the Kraken make any hometown player selections?
- Which players may be traded in the next week for expansion-draft reasons a la Viktor Arvidsson?
- Listener mailbag, including: Which UFAs might Seattle target? Will any teams not meet their exposure requirements?

And more!

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