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• Ron Francis is hoping to find a franchise-type player out of this list of exposed players. [NHL.com]
• Looking back at Seattle’s original NHL team. [The Score]
• Fun read on how the expansion Capitals built their roster in 1974. [NoVa Caps]
• Congrats to our Marisa Ingemi, who will be working the Kraken beat for the Seattle Times beginning in August:
I’m thrilled to announce I’m joining the Seattle Times to cover the Kraken (and other sports!). Getting back on an NHL beat means the world to me. It’s all I’ve wanted to do these past 16 months. So I’m moving across the country to do it. pic.twitter.com/jCEYlzJx30
— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) July 17, 2021
• Where did it go wrong for the Rangers this season? [NBC Sports Edge]