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Sean Maloughney
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 09.21.2020

Nov 20 @ 1:34 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: Kraken Expansion Draft - Pittsburgh Penguins
Victoro311
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Washington, DC
Joined: 06.17.2014

Nov 20 @ 1:48 PM ET
There is no chance in hell Dumoulin isn't protected in the expansion draft. Pettersson wouldn't be protected over him and Mathesson sure as poop won't be either. Matheson will be exposed, and if Seattle is smart they won't take him. Typically you don't protect guys who are bad enough that the expansion team won't want them even if exposed.

It's crazy to me that you had Dumoulin exposed and still elected to take a 4C with questionable upside.
Scabeh
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Muzzin might be superior to Seth Jones - James Tanner, QC
Joined: 02.25.2007

Nov 20 @ 1:48 PM ET
I'm sorry but Dumoulin is the obvious choice here.

Hell I don't understand why he wouldn't be protected.
drummer829
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 07.12.2010

Nov 20 @ 1:48 PM ET
I’d like to know the logic from this “pens fan” for protecting Matheson over Dumoulin.

And if Dumoulin was available, I think he’d be the pick for Seattle. Not only because he’s shown to be a top pairing dman, but you could flip him for more than just Blueger
Victoro311
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Washington, DC
Joined: 06.17.2014

Nov 20 @ 1:53 PM ET
I’d like to know the logic from this “pens fan” for protecting Matheson over Dumoulin.

And if Dumoulin was available, I think he’d be the pick for Seattle. Not only because he’s shown to be a top pairing dman, but you could flip him for more than just Blueger

- drummer829

Hell, Pettersson wouldn't be protected over Dumoulin and he's a million times better than Mathesson. This is just a head scratcher of a blog all around.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Nov 20 @ 1:56 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: Kraken Expansion Draft - Pittsburgh Penguins
- Sean Maloughney


I'd take Tanev in a heartbeat. He was a 4th line AHL player at 24 years old and has improved his game so much over the past 4 seasons. Anybody who watched him as a Jet, or Pen, knows what this guy brings every night. Hard to pass on Dumolin as well.
drummer829
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 07.12.2010

Nov 20 @ 1:56 PM ET
His reasoning for exposing Matheson over Dumoulin is that “after trading hornqvist for Matheson, JR may not want to give up so quickly on Matheson after one season”....

By this logic, we might as well protect Ceci and force letang to waive his NMC
Victoro311
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Washington, DC
Joined: 06.17.2014

Nov 20 @ 1:59 PM ET
His reasoning for exposing Matheson over Dumoulin is that “after trading hornqvist for Matheson, JR may not want to give up so quickly on Matheson after one season”....

By this logic, we might as well protect Ceci and force letang to waive his NMC

- drummer829

JR won't have to because Seattle won't take him. That contract is a poison pill, and you don't protect garbage contracts that are in no danger of being taken. Its a waste of a protection.
Dahlmanyotes
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 06.15.2015

Nov 20 @ 2:23 PM ET
It would be Duomolin, but he won’t even be exposed. Matheson exposed for sure.
j.boyd919
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 06.14.2011

Nov 20 @ 2:46 PM ET
This is rough for two reasons:
-Not a chance in hell Dumo isn’t protected if Matheson. The reasoning behind protecting him was absolutely bonkers too. Dumo is one of the best shut down dmen in the league and they aren’t going to expose him to protect Jack Johnson Lite (Matheson).

-If for whatever reason this did come to fruition, Seattle would be making a colossal mistake picking Blueger over Dumo. You’re going to pick a 4C over a 2D? Asinine lol.
j.boyd919
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 06.14.2011

Nov 20 @ 2:46 PM ET
I’d like to know the logic from this “pens fan” for protecting Matheson over Dumoulin.

And if Dumoulin was available, I think he’d be the pick for Seattle. Not only because he’s shown to be a top pairing dman, but you could flip him for more than just Blueger

- drummer829


No way this Pens fan frequents the Pens board lol
daw22800
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: PA
Joined: 03.01.2015

Nov 20 @ 3:47 PM ET
The protect list provided for the D is not even close. It will be:
Letang
Dumoulin
Marino
Victoro311
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Washington, DC
Joined: 06.17.2014

Nov 20 @ 3:48 PM ET
The protect list provided for the D is not even close. It will be:
Letang
Dumoulin
Marino

- daw22800

Marino doesn't need to be protected. He's not eligible for the expansion draft due to lack of professional experience.
AxlRose91
Joined: 09.24.2013

Nov 20 @ 8:59 PM ET
This one is bonkers. What the hell is a Blueger?

Saaaaawing and a miss
MaximumBone
Seattle Kraken
Location: Look at how erect McDavid is- BB
Joined: 06.15.2012

Nov 21 @ 4:35 AM ET
For all the reasons stated above, oof
5on1Powerplay
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: PA
Joined: 06.24.2017

Nov 21 @ 5:31 AM ET
I for the most part have been enjoying these blogs, but as a Pens fan, this one is just insane. Unless Matheson magically turns into a top-2 defenseman there is no way they leave Dumoulin unprotected. I'm not so sure they choose McCann over Blueger either.
DonCherries
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 06.12.2019

Nov 21 @ 5:44 AM ET
Even with horrible protection lists and teams exposing talent you're still putting together a garbage team for Seattle. Thank god those won't be the actual protection lists and mostly Thank god you wont be the one assembling the real Seattle team for the sake of hockey!
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Nov 21 @ 7:55 AM ET
kfinl170
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.05.2010

Nov 21 @ 9:29 AM ET
Whoever submitted this list is mental.
And no offense but this team in general stinks. Doing this exercise so far ahead of time not knowing who would be resigned, hit their protection eligibility, etc. doesn’t make any sense.
General Mokus
Columbus Blue Jackets
Joined: 09.08.2020

Nov 21 @ 12:07 PM ET
Whoever submitted this list is mental.
And no offense but this team in general stinks. Doing this exercise so far ahead of time not knowing who would be resigned, hit their protection eligibility, etc. doesn’t make any sense.

- kfinl170

Ya'll are (frank)ing mean. It's an expansion team. They're most likely gonna suck. Relax.
j.boyd919
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 06.14.2011

Nov 21 @ 3:13 PM ET
Ya'll are (frank)ing mean. It's an expansion team. They're most likely gonna suck. Relax.
- General Mokus


Yeah because Vegas definitely sucked.
General Mokus
Columbus Blue Jackets
Joined: 09.08.2020

Nov 21 @ 4:26 PM ET
Yeah because Vegas definitely sucked.
- j.boyd919


Again, most likely. Apart from MAF and Florida goofing by giving up both Smith and Marchy their roster didn't start so hot either
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Nov 22 @ 2:40 AM ET
Yeah because Vegas definitely sucked.
- j.boyd919

That was an exception for sure. With most teams protecting 60% of their roster, odds are this won't end the same. I am expecting this team to take more picks/prospects/bad contracts then they do top rostered players. Only time will tell, but I highly doubt this club makes the playoffs, let alone the Stanley cup finals.
10inchTerror
Joined: 10.13.2019

Nov 22 @ 12:54 PM ET
I think some decent players will be exposed just due to the flat cap. Sucks to lose them for nothing but wtf else will a team like Tampa do.

And yeah dumo will be protected.
Reubenkincade
Location: BC
Joined: 11.18.2016

Nov 23 @ 8:29 AM ET
The suspense of waiting for the Canucks player to be taken is killing me.
Will the Kraken take Holtby in goal,or one of the minor-league defenseman like Brisebois or Sautner, or will they select Jayce Hawryluk or Lukas Jasek at forward.
No, the person selecting for Canucks is probably a Leaf fan and will have the Kraken select Loui Erickson, with a 1st and Podkolzin and Another prospect attached.
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