There was a lot of intrigue about whether #SeaKraken would be tempted to take one of the high-priced players the #Flyers dangled.
Hearing the selection was a bit of a surprise: Carsen Twarynski.
Can honestly say I didn't see him plucked in many mock drafts. @DFOHockey
#SeaKraken reported picks so far..
#COfRed Mark Giordano
#GoBolts Yanni Gourde
#GoHabsGo Cale Fleury
#LetsGoPens Brandon Tanev
#Canucks Kole Lind
#STLBlues Vince Dunn
#ALLCaps Vitek Vanecek
#goSENSgo Joey Daccord
#AnytimeAnywhere Carsen Twarynski
Halfway there #SeaKraken :
D: Mark Giordano, Adam Larsson, Jamie Oleksiak, Cale Fleury, Vince Dunn
G: Chris Driedger, Vitek Vanecek, Joey Daccord
F: Jared McCann, Kole Lind, Jordan Eberle, Brandon Tanev, Mason Appleton, Joonas Donskoi, Carsen Twarynski, Calle Jarnkork
Based on reports so far:
Not that @frank_seravalli
needs me to confirm his work on this front, but yes, I can confirm that Carsen Twarynski is Seattle's pick from the Flyers.
Twarynski being taken does put Chuck Fletcher in a tough spot with regards to clearing up cap space. And to be clear -- he does need to clear cap, even if he's done making moves (and I don't believe he is). We'll see over the coming days if/how he does it.
FWIW, if I was Seattle and I was going this route in terms of taking an older prospect/org depth piece from PHI, I'd have went with Connor Bunnaman over Carsen Twarynski. More versatile (can play C & W), and had longer stretches of looking like a useful NHL forward.
Twarynski is solely a depth callup player so Seattle taking him has negligible hockey effect. But it also is no cap help.
the Flyers made it through two expansion drafts losing pierre-edouard bellemare and carsen twarynski
The Kraken will reportedly select Carsen Twarynski from the Flyers. Anyone call that one? 😅
So SEA has either made a ton of side deals or is just going as young and cheap as they can huh
Taking guys like True, Twarynski, Bastian, Bayreuther is surprising imo
And I really don’t like any of Donskoi, Jarnkrok, or Tanev, especially in light of other options
flyers: please mr francis we beg of thee take one of our contracts else we shall perish in the tarasenko wars
ron francis: fine. carsen twarynski
flyers: but surely we will die!! there's simply not enough food to feed voracek AND van riemsdyk this winter
ron francis: die then
Interesting to see even outside of Pittsburgh, Ronny Francis is screwing the Flyers who are now stuck with all of their bloated contracts.
Not Voracek. Not JVR, Ghost, or even Hagg.
Daccord OTT https://t.co/Wgztu3HDoT
The only real surprises in the Kraken's reported picks are:
- Geekie from CAR instead of Bean or Niederreiter
- Twarynski from PHI instead of JVR (or Gostisbehere)
- Bayreuther from CBJ instead of Domi
Everything else so far isn't that off the board. We'll see about side deals.
#SeaKraken line predictions:
Tanev - Gourde - Eberle
Donskoi - McCann - Appleton
Jarnkrok - Bastian - Lind
Twarynski - True/Geekie - Pitlick
Giordano - Larsson
Dunn - Lauzon
Fleury - Fleury
Middle 6 needs work, but everything else looks ok. https://t.co/FIuz0CmbCl
We really all spent that entire time screaming about Jake, JVR & Ghost only for Hak & Seattle to turn around and select Carsen Twarynski
The Picks (Part 2)
Carsen Twarynski is just a variant of Chris Vandevelde
Let’s surround our newly acquired superstar players with… *checks notes* Carsen Twarynski and Alexander True 👍
Looks like the #SeaKraken Tarasenko draft and trade scenario with us will not be happening if the reports of Twarynski getting selected is true https://t.co/w265RVhtUx
It was looking like the #Flyers were set to lose JVR, Voracek or one of their other well-known players to the Kraken in tonight's expansion draft.
Turns out, that reportedly won't be the case: https://t.co/xpRXzSDOVD @matt_mullin
The flyers lost Twarynski but if I remember in Vegas all the trades seemed to be annoyed after. So maybe Chuck still has somthing up