There's a lot of talk regarding who the Boston Bruins will bring in this offseason, however they'll also be watching somebody pack up.
This year's offseason brings the Seattle Kraken expansion draft and that means the B's will be losing a roster player.
Both David Krejci and Tuukka Rask are expected to sign after the expansion draft and possibly even Taylor Hall which would mean three less players needed to be protected by the team.
It still remains to be seen who will be left exposed upfront but we've got a pretty good idea on who's going to be left unprotected on the backed and it's likely one of these three defensemen who will end up in Seattle.
According to Ryan S. Clarke of The Athletic, the Kraken will likely be looking at one of Connor Clifton, Jeremy Lauzon or Jakub Zboril to join their roster.
"Bruins defensemen Connor Clifton, Jeremy Lauzon and Jakub Zboril are all expected to be exposed. It’s a trio where all have played in less than 100 NHL regular-season games but also possess team-friendly cap hits. Clifton only costs $1 million annually over the next two years. Lauzon has one year remaining at $850,000, while Zboril has a single season left on his deal worth $725,000."
Which of these three do you think it would hurt the most to lose?
There has been some strong speculation that it will likely be Clifton.