Ramblings: Leddy Traded, McCann Unprotected? Ranking Seguin and Kaprizov (July 17)

Ian Gooding

2021-07-17

A few interesting news developments on Friday, which could lead to more over the coming days. Between the flat cap and Seattle expansion, this is shaping up to be a very interesting offseason.

We had a trade to announce on Friday, with the Red Wings acquiring Nick Leddy from the Islanders for Richard Panik and a second-round pick. You can read the Fantasy Take here.

One other consideration with this trade is that the Islanders don't have a defenseman to leave unprotected for the Seattle draft. Only Ryan Pulock, Adam Pelech and Scott Mayfield are eligible, and they are all likely to be protected. So there could be another move coming with the Islanders.

By process of elimination, Jared McCann might become a target for Seattle.