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Post#1 » by Cactus Jack » Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:42 pm

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Re: Expansion Draft (July 21st) 

Post#2 » by kdawg32086 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:42 pm

CapFriendly has a pretty cool expansion draft simulator:

https://www.capfriendly.com/expansion-draft/seattle

With all of the big name players available, they could easily build a championship contender on day 1 if they wanted to, and likely add Owen Power to that (since it looks like he doesn't want to go to Buffalo).

As an example, I just made this team, with more than $20M in cap space to use to sign the FA's (although I know my team is unrealistic since they apparently want Driedger with one of their goalie picks):

Forward Lines:
1) Landeskog(UFA) Johansen Tarasenko
2) Hall(UFA) Domi Palat
3) Johnston Kerfoot Dadonov
4) Grundstrom Oglevie Barber

Defense Pairs:
1) Giordano/Zadorov (RFA)
2) Oleksiak (UFA)/Ceci (UFA)
3) Power/Hakanpaa (UFA)

Goalies:
1) Carey Price
2) Kaapo Kahkonen
3) Vitek Vanecek
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Re: Expansion Draft (July 21st) 

Post#3 » by Cactus Jack » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:21 pm

kdawg32086 wrote:CapFriendly has a pretty cool expansion draft simulator:

https://www.capfriendly.com/expansion-draft/seattle

With all of the big name players available, they could easily build a championship contender on day 1 if they wanted to, and likely add Owen Power to that (since it looks like he doesn't want to go to Buffalo).

As an example, I just made this team, with more than $20M in cap space to use to sign the FA's (although I know my team is unrealistic since they apparently want Driedger with one of their goalie picks):

Forward Lines:
1) Landeskog(UFA) Johansen Tarasenko
2) Hall(UFA) Domi Palat
3) Johnston Kerfoot Dadonov
4) Grundstrom Oglevie Barber

Defense Pairs:
1) Giordano/Zadorov (RFA)
2) Oleksiak (UFA)/Ceci (UFA)
3) Power/Hakanpaa (UFA)

Goalies:
1) Carey Price
2) Kaapo Kahkonen
3) Vitek Vanecek

Welcome!


I don't see them adding too many big name/big salary guys. Ron Francis has publicly said when asked, that they value cap space & Francis tends to lean on the more conservative approach to team building. Therefore I think they pass on guys like Price & Tarasenko. Big names, but guys that also carry hefty salaries with them.
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Re: Expansion Draft (July 21st) 

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Re: Expansion Draft (July 21st) 

Post#5 » by Cactus Jack » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:32 am

First impression is that this team will be solid defensively. A lot of good defensemen with size we're taken. Will be fascinating to see what direction the front office go. The team will have a ton of cap room to navigate Free Agency & the trade market.


The most notable names taken we're: D Mark Giordano (likely Captain), F/C Yanni Gourde (via Tampa), F Jordan Eberle (goal scorer), and F Brandon Tanev (via Pittsburgh).

Giordano, Adam Larsson (oilers), and Jamie Oleksiak (Stars) should provide a solid defensive core. Both of the Goaltenders (Driedger & Vanecek) are on the younger side & have upside.

They will eventually have to address the Forward/Center depth. But likely have their eyes on one or two in free agency & or possibly the trade market.


Meanwhile...The Hockey Guy is my go-to! Here's his breakdown of each pick!

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