Capped: Discussing potential picks for Seattle’s expansion

Alexander MacLean

2020-04-16

First off, I hope everyone is staying safe and staying indoors as much as possible!

Over the last two weeks here, we combed over the Eastern and Western Conference teams for some possible picks in the Seattle expansion. This week, we're going to look at the final roster, and discuss some thoughts for fantasy league expansions.

A few notes before we begin:

– I made some assumptions for the selections, knowing there will be player movement in the 15 months remaining until the selection draft. If you have questions, I would be happy to answer – you can find me on Twitter @alexdmaclean.

– I am using the Capfriendly expansion tool to keep my thoughts organized.

– I tried to keep my biases out of this, but some will inevitably creep in. If you want to give it a try yourself, I would love to see some other options in the comments.

 

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Again, here is the final roster that we ended up with from selections discussed over the last two weeks.

 

Forwards:

JVR – Trocheck – Ryan

Connolly – Kerfoot – Burakovsky

Heinen – Sissons – Virtanen

Sundqvist – Glendening – Armia

Greenway – Bjork

 

Defencemen:

Cernak – Miller

Johns – Savard

Valimaki – Jensen

Simek

 

Goalies:

Murray

Raanta

 

Spares: Schneider, Keokkeok, Jones, Poolman, Grundstrom, Bellows, Gauthier.

 

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Forwards:

If the top line of James Van Reimsdyk, Vincent Trochek, and Bobby Ryan was given the lion's share of offensive zone starts, they could all top 70 points in a healthy season. The other three lines all look like they could hold