Canadiens’ Price Left Unprotected for Kraken Expansion Draft
Goaltender Carey Price has been exposed to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft after backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final. Price agreed to be exposed so the Canadiens could protect cheaper backup Jake Allen. But the risk is that Seattle takes Price and his hefty contract so he can be the face of the NHL's 32nd franchise. Price is the biggest but he's not the only star left unprotected for the Kraken to select. St. Louis winger Vladimir Tarasenko is an option after asking the Blues for a trade. And Calgary exposed captain and 2019 Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Mark Giordano.
Price, a former Tri-City American standout, has been in the NHL 14 years, although it seems like he's been around longer! Price has 360 NHL regular-season wins, has won the Hart Trophy as the best NHL goalie, and this year backstopped the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup finals. He has a stellar 2.39 career goals-against-average, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Although he was left unprotected by Montreal, it would be a coup for the Kraken to land him in the expansion draft. Fans from all over the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada would flock to Seattle to watch the former Tri-City American and WHL standout do his thing.
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