(AP) — The Seattle Kraken have some big decisions to make when selecting players in their expansion draft. General manager Ron Francis could easily select an all-star team to get close to the $81.5 million salary cap. He could also build a young inexpensive core that grows together. Or there's the option of following the Vegas Golden Knights with some combination of big-money stars and value picks. The Kraken also have some intriguing possibilities on side deals with NHL rivals to stockpile assets as Vegas did four years ago.

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