Expansion Draft Bait: Which 2020 UFA Signings Will Tempt the Kraken?


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Almost nothing about 2020 NHL free agency feels normal, largely thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic completely changing the league schedule. Free agency kicked off Oct. 9 instead of July 1. Teams worked under a flat salary cap of $81.5 million thanks to all the lost gate revenues. The customary early UFA negotiation window was also removed after an eight-year run. Another storyline that might have flown under the radar: expansion-draft preparation.