Expansion Draft Update: Where do all 30 teams stand after the deadline?
The NHL will expand to feature a 32nd team for the first time in its existence in just a few short months; it's the responsibility of teams one through 30 to make sure they pale in comparison to the 31st.
The experience of the Vegas Golden Knights, who leveraged a decent position at the 2017 Expansion Draft into a series of historically lopsided trades by taking advantage of general managers over- or under-valuing their middle-of-the-lineup players, will be fresh on the mind of both Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis and every other manager in the league.
Many teams are already trying to get their affairs in order ahead of time, making trades to cushion the blow of losing a player for nothing or even to ensure that their roster is compliant with the rules of the draft. With the dead
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