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Best Case Scenario For Pens in Expansion Draft

The NHL offseason is about to hit high gear. Expansion draft protected lists are officially due into the league office by 5:00 P.M. on July 17 with the expansion draft happening days later on July 21.

One major difference between Vegas and Seattle is how much more guarded Kraken GM Ron Francis has been with clubs on who they would take in Scenario A, B or C.

There’s going to be some side deals but not to the extent that McPhee sought out in 2017. Seattle has more teams guessing, multiple league sources say.

Pittsburgh went the 4-4-1 route in 2017 and will go the 7-3-1 this time around.

The Penguins brass in recent weeks has been bracing to lose Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" based off intel they’ve gathered, sources say.

A best case scenario for the Penguins?

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