Rangers submit list of protected players for National Hockey League expansion draft

Rangers submit list of protected players for National Hockey League expansion draft

Rangers submit list of protected players for National Hockey League expansion draft

If they can draft a player in the expansion draft that could be later flipped for draft picks (perhaps a Dan Hamhuis type from Dallas), more power to the Golden Knights.

The mock draft also stated that Fleury is very likely to join the Knights and has nowhere to go but Vegas for the expansion franchise.

The expansion process has to begin before it finally ends, and that first step will come on Saturday, as the Bruins will submit their protection list to the National Hockey League and Vegas Golden Knights.

Finally, TSN's Pierre LeBrun highlighted one other option on the table for the Golden Knights: selecting an available player and immediately flipping him in a trade to a third team.

The Knights now have until Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET to submit their expansion draft selections and any standard player contracts that were signed.

So, look for the Kings to protect only the best of the best Sunday, when the lists are revealed.

Expansion draft rules require the Vegas Golden Knights to select one unprotected player from each team, meaning they will take on the contract responsibilities of at least one player who skated with the Blues last season. The best case scenario for the Capitals in the expansion draft is one where they can keep both Grubauer and Schmidt. Marchand also begins an eight-year, team-friendly $6.125 million per season contract next season.

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The balance McPhee must strike, he admitted, is between stockpiling draft picks and prospects for the future with icing a competitive team in a new and nontraditional market for next season.

Regarding Abdelkader, who's 30 years old and signed through 2023 with a cap hit of $4.25 million, it's likely the Wings valued his grit and leadership.

Vegas will submit its picks Tuesday evening at 5 p.m., with the results announced Wednesday night during the league's annual awards ceremony in Sin City.

As this lost season drags on, and even the ice grows exhausted of the Edmonton Oilers skating on it, I'm noticing more goals against where the entire Oilers team just doesn't look sharp. McPhee is willing to negotiate with any and all teams willing to give up something to keep a certain player.

The question regarding the longtime Pittsburgh Penguins goalie has evolved from "Is he done as a Pen?" to "When will he officially be a Golden Knight?" So, as a hypothetical, a team that might be interested in Washington's Grubauer could incentivize Vegas to select him in the expansion draft and then subsequently trade him. Numerous commentators say he should be traded, though most doubt the Oilers can find a trading partner.

"It certainly took a lot of pressure off of the organization to not pursue a trade and that's really what we wanted to do", GM Jim Rutherford said.

The NHL's roster freeze kicks in today at 3pm ET, upon which teams can not finalize trades with one another until June 22 at 8am ET. Neal scored a total of 23 goals this season.

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