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Seattle Kraken roster follow-up: latest updates, rumors of 2021 NHL expansion draft picks

The Seattle Kraken are set to officially reveal their roster during the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.

On Wednesday night, GM Ron Francis, aided by a plethora of big names including women’s basketball star Sue Bird, Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton and Marshawn Lynch, will announce the 30 guys he’s taking from your favorite team during from a show on ESPN.

Until then, who will wear the Kraken jersey in October is still a matter of speculation, but that hasn’t stopped false drafts circulating, rumors swirling and news spreading early. Seattle submitted their picks to the NHL before the 10 a.m. ET deadline.

Sporting News follows the latest selections and side deals until the Kraken announces which players will join their roster.

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Seattle Kraken List

The Kraken must choose at least 14 attackers, nine defenders and three goalkeepers. Twenty of the 30 selected players must have contracts for 2020-2021 and all contracts must comply with the cap (the cap is $ 81.5 million). Also, a little reminder: the Golden Knights are exempt.

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NHL expansion draft rumors

(All times are Eastern)

8:58 am – The first news falls. If they are indeed Larsson and Oleksiak, they will be the only players Seattle can select from among the Oilers and Stars, respectively.

9:05 am – A little shocking that Larsson didn’t re-sign with the Oilers who allegedly offered him similar money.

9:42 am. – Any idea that the Kraken is taking someone other than Gourd away seems to be crushed.

9:57 am – Another UFA on hold, but time is running out when it comes to the NHL.

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10:00 am – The Kraken submitted all deets to the NHL. Now we are waiting.

10:40 a.m. – Brandon Tanev is the Penguin guy? Interesting.

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