Seattle Kraken: 3 Players We’d Love To See Exposed By Boston Bruins

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Seattle Kraken, Boston Bruins Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken, Boston Bruins Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Across the league, there’s certain teams that offer the richest rewards to the Seattle Kraken at the Expansion Draft. The Boston Bruins are one of them.

As a contending team, the Boston Bruins lack the disposable players that many other lesser contenders might have. They are ripe for losing a decent contributor to the Seattle Kraken.

Firstly, you only need look to the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion; namely the fact the Penguins lost a franchise goalie to realize that teams close to the Cup ultimately end up losing out.

While there was a bit of an overhaul in the off-season, the core of the Bruins’ line-up remained the same. Subtracting Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara from the blue-line obviously representing big changes, but otherwise it was remarkably stable in Boston.

It’s fair saying that the subtraction of those two defensemen had an impact on who the Seattle Kraken will be drafting.

Many people were predicting Matt Grzelcyk would be the player heading to Washington state. Right now, it’d be a truly remarkable steal seeing him suiting up in Kraken colors. Looking at his increased powerplay minutes, it’s clear he’s not someone Boston will be letting walk.

In fact, between him, Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy, it’s very easy predicting the defensemen they’ll be protecting.

Where things are getting interesting in Boston is between the pipes as both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak are veterans on expiring deals.

You would be safe in assuming that means prospect Dan Vladar gets protected. Relying on handshake agreements may be the only option that Rask or Halak end up having.

It’s a different scenario again among the forwards; the likes of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Charlie Coyle have no-move clauses. Add to that group David Pastrnak who is not about to be moved too and suddenly 4 of their 7 spots are already determined.

We’re going to be taking a look at the three players we’d most like them leaving exposed to the Seattle Kraken:

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