September 19, 2021


Beauty Made Perfect

NHL Expansion Draft: Live mocks, picks, predictions, start time, leaks as Seattle Kraken add to their roster

Whew, what a rush. Here’s the complete list of picks with their presenters. And after the list, you’ll see a (snake) draft of presenters between editor Alex Iniguez (went first because he’s Seattle-based), Sean Gentille, Hailey Salvian and Max Bultman.

Presenter – Player

Ron Francis – Jeremy Lauzon

Lenny Wilkens – Will Borgen

A literal octopus named Licorice – Dennis Cholowski

Ron Francis again – Chris Driedger

Ron Francis again – Cale Fleury

Macklemore – Joey Daccord

Macklemore again – Yanni Gourde

Pike Place fishmongers – Jared McCann

Chanel Keenan and Washington Wild – Morgan Geekie

Ron Francis again – Gavin Bayreuther

Kevin Weekes and Liberty Bracken – Nathan Bastian

Sue Bird – Jordan Eberle

Brad Evans – Colin Blackwell

Kevin Weekes and a Kraken superfan at the Space Needle – Carsen Twarynski

Cammi Granato – Brandon Tanev

Ron Francis again – Vitek Vanecek

Kevin Weekes and a construction crew at Climate Pledge Arena – Tyler Pitlick

Gary Payton – John Quenneville

Shawn Kemp – Joonas Donskoi

Mt. Rainier summiteer Andrew Hughes – Jamie Oleksiak

Ron Francis again – Carson Soucy

Kevin Weekes and Marshawn Lynch – Calle Jarnkrok

Bobby Wagner – Vince Dunn

Bobby Wagner again – Mason Appleton

Ron Francis again – Haydn Fleury

Kevin Weekes with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health staff – Mark Giordano

Kyle Lewis – Adam Larsson

Ron Francis again – Kurtis MacDermid

Kevin Weekes and a Seattle Aquarium diver – Alexander True

Kraken ownership group headlined by Jerry Bruckheimer – Kole Lind

Alex’s team

Marshawn Lynch

Cammi Granato

Bobby Wagner

Kyle Lewis

Jerry Bruckheimer and Kraken ownership group

Sean’s team

Gary Payton

Chanel Keenan and Washington Wild

Pike Place fishmongers

Mt. Rainier summiteer Andrew Hughes

Brad Evans

Hailey’s team

Licorice the Octopus

Sue Bird

Cringeworthy Seattle Aquarium diver

Kevin Weekes and the Kraken superfan


Max’s team

Shawn Kemp

Ron Francis (Haydn Fleury)

Lenny Wilkens

Climate Pledge Arena construction crew

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health staff

(Screenshot via ESPN)