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Looming expansion draft turns up trade chatter around NHL

Looming expansion draft turns up trade chatter around NHL

Outlined here are the rules of how Vegas can select players, including that other teams have two options regarding combinations of players to protect (seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender, or eight skaters regardless of position and one goaltender) before Vegas plucks one player from each organization.

The National Hockey League on Sunday announced the protection lists for all 30 franchises who took part in the 2016-17 season ahead of the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft.

The Predators were put in a bind in being forced to expose Neal, a 10-time 20-goal-scorer, because they elected to protect a fourth defenseman. The fifth-year player, however, won't be ready for the start of the season after having surgery to fix a shoulder injury. "Every team in this league has a chance to protect their roster". Aside from Fleury, other goalies exposed are Florida's Roberto Luongo, Detroit's Peter Mrazek and Philadelphia's Michal Neuvirth.

Otherwise, the Jets will need to work out a side deal (perhaps shipping a draft pick and a prospect or player like Nic Petan) to keep the Golden Knights from choosing Myers.

Thornton had a cap hit of $6.8 million and Marleau $6.7 million in the last of three-year deals.

That means players exposed for the Knights to potentially select will include forwards David Perron, Jori Lehtera, Kyle Brodziak, Dmitrij Jaskin, defensemen Carl Gunnarsson, Robert Bortuzzo and goalie Carter Hutton.

But trades that didn't happen before the freeze stood out even more, most notably the Wild not dealing Matt Dumba, Marco Scandella or Jonas Brodin, and the Senators not moving Marc Methot or Dion Phaneuf.

Among players with previous connections to McPhee available are Stars center Cody Eakin, Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer and Neuvirth, whom he drafted in Washington.

Sunday, June 18: Protection lists are approved and distributed to teams and the NHL Players' Association.

"It had all the feelings of a trade deadline, but there was conditions", Flames GM Brad Treliving said by phone.

Patrice Bergeron: Bergeron has a no-movement clause, but it would also be a waste of time for me to tell you why he's worth protecting if you're the Bruins.

Q: Will Carolina be a player in the free agent market in July?

The NHL is now under a trade freeze that lasts until Thursday at 8 a.m., with teams only allowed to make trades with the Golden Knights.

We'll know for sure on Wednesday night, but Fleury ought to be the center-piece of the Las Vegas team.

The young van Riemsdyk is arguably the most likely Blackhawks player to be taken in the draft, assuming that they don't already have a trade in place with Vegas.

"I think there's a lot going on right now and we'll have a better idea after the weekend when they set the cap for the next year and the teams set their rosters for expansion and we know who's out there, who's available", Benning said.

This story has been corrected by removing Red Wings defenseman Mike Green from list of unprotected players.


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