Last night as the Seattle Kraken unveiled their roster there was certainly a feeling of familiarity to when Vegas was on the clock four years ago. Sprinkled amongst the occasional household name were a group of players most common NHL fans had never heard of. Loud cheers were heard for Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal, and David Perron, just as they were for Mark Giordano, Jordan Eberle, and Yianni Gourde.
Looking back at the teams moments after the Expansion Draft there are certainly some similarities, but also a number of stark differences. Look, I made a chart to show them!
|Salary Cap of Selections||$54.214m||$54.84m|
|Players Making More Than $2.5m||7||10|
|Players Signed Longer Than 2 Seasons||2||6|
|Additional Picks Acquired||8||0|
|Additional Players Acquired||7||0|
|Post Expansion Trades||5||???|
|Players Signed Before Draft||3||1|
|Players w/ 20 Goal Season in Career||4||3|
|Players Younger Than 25||6||11|
|Players Older Than 30||8||2|
|6'3" or Taller||7||10|
|5'11" or Shorter||3||4|
|210 Pounds or Heavier||11||4|
|175 Pounds or Lighter||1||1|