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Seattle hockey fans celebrate Kraken, NHL Expansion Draft

Seattle hockey fans are celebrating this week with the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday and the NHL Draft on Friday and Saturday.

The Space Needle is flying a Kraken flag to mark the occasion. The Seattle Kraken’s first head coach Dave Hakstol raised the team flag Wednesday morning.

Just across Lake Union, fans are invited watch the Expansion Draft starting at 5 p.m.

The event listing read, “We encourage all boaters, canoers, paddle boarders, kayakers & more to take part in this historic day in Seattle. There will also be contest for the best decorated watercraft for chance to win tickets to the Kraken’s first regular season home-opener.” will host coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle with hosts Bob Stelton and Mike Salk joined by NHL Network insider Jon Morosi, a frequent 710 guest, to provide analysis.

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Hockey fans also popped into the Kraken store on South Lake Union Wednesday morning.

“I wanted to check out the clothing and Kraken store. I’m here visiting in town from New York,” Byron Cage told KIRO Radio.

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