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Red Wings have no leaks: Reporters uncover every Seattle expansion draft pick except Detroit player



Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman will be a busy GM over the next couple of weeks
General manager Steve Yzerman is always buttoned up when it comes to providing information

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman has long held a reputation for being guarded with his information. You have a better shot of learning what really happened in Roswell, New Mexico or Area 51 than getting Yzerman to reveal what’s happening behind the scenes.

That truth was on display Wednesday afternoon when the reporters figured out who every team lost to Seattle in the Expansion Draft except the Red Wings. Everyone can tune in to ESPN 2 tonight at 8 p.m. to find out who is leaving the Red Wings. As of 3:30 no one has figured it out.

Defenseman Troy Stecher, defenseman Dennis Cholowski, center Vladimir Namestnikov and left wing Evgeny Svechnikov are among the leading candidates.

Thus far, the Kraken have 15 forwards, three goalies and 11 defensemen. They could use another scoring center. Namestnikov scored nine goals last season.

Here are the draftees unearthed by the media thus far:

  1. ANA: Haydn Fleury
  2. SJS: Alexander True
  3. COL: Joonas Donskoi
  4. CAR: Morgan Geekie
  5. WPG: Mason Appleton
  6. CGY: Mark Giordano
  7. OTT: Joey Daccord
  8. NYI: Jordan Eberle
  9. LAK: Kurtis MacDermid
  10. VAN: Kole Lind
  11. BOS: Jeremy Lauzon
  12. CBJ: Gavin Bayreuther
  13. MIN: Carson Soucy
  14. FLA: Chris Driedger
  15. WSH: Vitek Vanecek
  16. TOR: Jared McCann
  17. TBL: Yanni Gourde
  18. EDM: Adam Larsson
  19. DAL: Jamie Oleksiak
  20. NYR: Collin Blackwell
  21. AZ: Tyler Pitlick
  22. NJD: Nathan Bastian
  23. PHI: Carsen Twarynski
  24. NSH: Calle Järnkrok
  25. BUF: William Borgen
  26. NYI Jordan Eberle
  27. CHI: John Quenneville
  28. STL: Vince Dunn
  29. MTL: Cale Fleury
  30. PIT: Brandon Tanev