Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft: Live updates, news, analysis, reaction for NHL’s 32nd team

After years of waiting, the Seattle Kraken expansion draft is here a little early.

It’s a huge day for the NHL’s 32nd franchise, and a big one for the rest of the league. By Wednesday night, each of them will have lost at least one player — and many will have lost important contributors.

The big, 30-name reveal will begin at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), and some of the names have already begun to leak. The Athletic’s NHL team will be here throughout the day (and night) keeping you up to date with names, analysis and plenty more.

In the meantime, here are our best pre-draft stories:

» Seattle Kraken expansion draft: Every protected and available NHL player

» Seattle Kraken mock expansion draft: Why we’re taking Gabriel Landeskog but not Carey Price

» Big names, surprises, hardest decisions and what’s next

» What’s it like in the Kraken offices right now?

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