The NHL Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft has come and gone. The Kraken have taken all of our favorite players including our very own Vitek Vanecek. We’ve broken down more about it including how it affects the Washington Capitals salary cap. Read on for our top 3 takeaways of the Seattle Expansion Draft.
The TV spectacle overall was pretty neat as the draft took place on a lake with boats in the background with fans on hand to welcome the members of their brand new team. Overall though, it could have been better. We’re about to explain why.
#3 Leaks ruin the fun
The Kraken’s draft picks were submitted on Wednesday at 10 a.m. eastern time. The Expansion Draft was to be televised revealing all the picks at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. What the league and perhaps ESPN learned, through the hard way, is a 10 hour gap in between the picks allowed the draft list to be leaked.
One reporter decided to get his moment of fame by tweeting out the picks. It was at that point in the afternoon that we learned that the Kraken not only passed on Carey Price but selected Vitek Vanecek from the Caps. There was honestly no point in even watching the draft with us already knowing who the Kraken would take.