After a year of persistent rumination and countless hypothetical simulations, the expansion draft is finally upon us, with the Seattle Kraken now knowing with certainty which of the NHL’s crop of outcasts will be available for selection.
The Kraken management group must now decide whether short- or long-term prosperity is more desirable ahead of their inaugural season, with the potential for either well within their grasp.
The following are three feasible team-building philosophies that the Kraken can adopt for the expansion draft, with each approach presenting an intriguing discussion around opportunity cost.
1. Go for a playoff spot in year one
At first glance, the list of
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