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Wilderness Walk: EXPANSION!

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That’s Wild

  • The Seattle Kraken are storming into the NHL via the expansion draft taking place tonight. For one, the Minnesota Wild are prepared to replace the player that they lose. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • In the most recent mock expansion draft provided by The Athletic (and basically everywhere else) the Seattle are projected to be taking goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen from the Wild. [The Athletic]
  • Moving on to the entry draft, Francesco Pinelli is a center that might be there for Minnesota to take deep into the first round. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Also another player is Samu Tuomaala, who scores goals. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Wild also released their schedule for the 2021-22 preseason. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Why the Wild exposed Kahkonen instead of Talbot. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • Ranking the Metro Division’s decisions before the expansion draft. [Pensburgh]
  • Luke Prokop, a Nashville Predators prospect, announced that he was gay this week and it’s just so powerful and nice to see. [ESPN]