Pretty incredible that expansion teams are now able to compete very quickly as evidenced by Seattle and Las Vegas before them. I remember in decades past, in virtually all sports, the expansion teams were doormats for at least 5 seasons. When the accumulation of top draft picks each year finally started to contribute, then they’d pull themselves up to respectability. I sort of liked that the new franchises and fans had to “earn it”.And now the expansion Seattle Kraken beat the defending Stanley Cup champs on the road in Denver in Game 7! So the defending champion Avalanche are out in the first round, Boston the team that put up the most points ever in the regular season falls at home in Game 7, and the Lightning, who had been in three straight Stanley Cup finals, also fall in the first round, with the Devils and Rangers to decide their series in a Game 7 tomorrow. Amazing first round action and results this year with lots of very high quality hockey.