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Seattle Kraken expansion draft: NHL GMs learned from Vegas

Jul. 22, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Four years after the Vegas Golden Knights burst into the NHL by making 10 trades at their expansion draft, the Seattle Kraken came away with none. That means no extra prospects, roster players or draft picks stockpiled because another team wanted to give up a certain...

Analysis: Kraken facing crucial expansion draft decisions

Jul. 18, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

Ron Francis is on the clock. The Seattle Kraken's general manager gets to pick 30 players in the expansion draft to build out the roster for the NHL's 32nd franchise. Those selections get unveiled Wednesday night. Francis has...

NHL teams shuffle before Seattle Kraken expansion draft

Jul. 16, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

Before 30 NHL teams release the list of players available for the Kraken, many of them are shuffling the deck to make sure they're in good position for the Seattle expansion draft. Rather than losing Ryan Graves, Colorado traded him to New Jersey. Rather than worry about...

NHL's expansion struggles changed with Vegas and now Seattle

Jul. 15, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL hit the accelerator on expansion some 30 years ago it brought hockey to untapped markets, warm weather destinations and established a footprint throughout all corners of North America. It also created some pretty terrible teams and wins were...

NHL pushes puck up ice in bid to reach Latino communities

Jul. 04, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scott Gomez grew up among the diverse cultures that amalgamate around Anchorage, Alaska. Race was something he never really thought about, particularly on the ice. The son of a Mexican American father and Colombian mother, Gomez heard a few...

Lightning flip script on Canadiens to take Cup Final lead

Jun. 29, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After carrying the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final with sublime goaltending, Carey Price stopped just about everything he saw in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The defending champions lead the series because they made sure Price...

Vasilevskiy shines again, Lightning blank Islanders 1-0

Jun. 26, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thanks to Andrei Vasilevskiy and another stellar defensive performance, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning are headed back to the Stanley Cup Final. “It's becoming a broken record, but it's not how many you put in the net, it's how many you...

Vegas' offensive shortfalls create questions for offseason

Jun. 25, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another season that began with expectations of winning a Stanley Cup concluded with a bitter taste for the Vegas Golden Knights. The surprising Montreal Canadiens, who finished the regular season 18th in the NHL with 59 points, won the best-of-seven...

Canadiens return to Cup Final after 3-2 OT win over Vegas

Jun. 25, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Phillip Danault was patting rookie Cole Caufield on the back for playing a big role in helping the Canadiens’ remarkable playoff run, while familiar chants of `Ole, Ole’ and sounds of horn-honking could be heard from a large celebrating crowd outside the Bell Centre...

With 3-2 series lead, Canadiens frustrating Golden Knights

Jun. 23, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens defenseman Erik Gustafsson enjoys the notion of the Vegas Golden Knights showing signs of frustration in being pushed to the brink of elimination in their Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series. That’s what happens when most everyone discounted...