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Seattle prepares for the Expansion Draft, the return of the Hurricanes’ yard sale and the story of how there was almost as expansion team in Raleigh

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  • The Carolina Hurricanes have announced the return of their annual Yard Sale. [Hurricanes]
  • With the Expansion Draft happening tonight, Chip Alexander takes a look at how the city of Raleigh was almost awarded an expansion team before the Hurricanes moved here. [N&O]
  • On the heels of that article, take a look back at an article our very own Brian LeBlanc wrote a few years ago about the potential expansion process in Raleigh. Chip’s article focuses more on the city of Raleigh while Brian’s is more about Peter Karmanos’ journey to Raleigh. [Canes Country]
  • Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop came out as gay on Monday. He's the first player signed to an NHL contract to do so and received a great deal of support across the hockey world [NHL.com].
  • The biggest story going in to tonight's Expansion draft is what will Seattle do with Carey Price? That remains to be seen but it has come out that the thought to remain unprotected from the Kraken was actually Price’s idea. [The Athletic $]
  • According to Darren Dreger the Kraken have reached out to Dougie Hamilton’s camp. [TSN]
  • Marshawn Lynch, Shawn Kemp, and Sue Bird are among Seattle stars that will be announcing the Kraken expansion draft picks (Sadly no Ichiro). [ESPN]