NHL Roundup: Seattle Kraken expansion rumors, Connor McDavid’s chase for 100 points, and more

By Anthony Scultore
Mar 18, 2021; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) celebrates a second period goal, his second off the game against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

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Here’s a quick round up of stories for you.

Seattle Kraken Expansion Rumors

The Seattle Kraken won’t be making their first expansion draft selection until July 21, but now there’s a clearer picture of who will be available. The Athletic has been running mock drafts all season and have done so again. What makes this better is we are now past the trade deadline which establishes a good idea of whom will be exposed.

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Brett Howden likely Kraken selection in expansion draft

The Seattle Kraken will have a nice group to select from. While the list of exposed Rangers will include DeAngelo, Brett Howden, Kevin Rooney, Julien Gauthier, and Keith Kinkaid it will be a decision between the first two.

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Connor McDavid chasing 100 points

Normally, Connor McDavid chasing down 100 points in a season is a pretty ho-hum storyline. This season, context is key. The young start that wears the #97 for the Edmonton Oilers has 81 points in just 46 games for a staggering 1.76 points per game. Prorated out for a full 82 game season and the 24 year-old center is on pace for 144 points.

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Catch up on all the NHL Action from yesterday

Canes clinch, playoff races tighten, and more here.