The Philadelphia Flyers saw the Seattle Kraken expansion draft as a huge opportunity to free up some cap space.
Unfortunately for the Flyers and general manager Chuck Fletcher, it won't happen.
The Kraken passed on all the big names including Jakub Voracek, James van Riemsdyk and Shayne Gostisbehere.
Instead the Kraken decided to go with Carsen Twarynski.
A very surprising choice.
More details to come.
There was a lot of intrigue about whether #SeaKraken would be tempted to take one of the high-priced players the #Flyers dangled. Hearing the selection was a bit of a surprise: Carsen Twarynski. Can honestly say I didn't see him plucked in many mock drafts. @DFOHockey
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 21, 2021