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Here's who the Capitals protected in the upcoming National Hockey League expansion draft

19 June 2017, 12:19 | Sandy Nunez

Wild Prepare for Entry Draft, Expansion Draft

Wild have 'pretty good idea' who they'll protect in NHL Expansion Draft

While teams have two options for the number of players they can protect, the Wild nearly surely will go with the option that allows them to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender.

In a few situations, it's easy to pick which players are likely heading to Vegas.

The same argument applies to Martin, who still has two years with an average-annual salary of $4.85 million left on his contract.

The release of the teams' protected lists kicks off a busy two-week stretch for the National Hockey League. Here's what they said about teams in their market.

The Florida Panthers chose to protect eight skaters: forwards Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and Vincent Trocheck; defensemen Aaron Ekblad, Alex Petrovic, Mark Pysyk and Keith Yandle, ; and goalie James Reimer. Smirnov finished last season with 47 points in 39 games to the tune of 28 assists and 19 goals. There's also an "expansion draft signing moratorium" for everyone except Vegas, but the trade freeze is most likely to generate some interesting moments today. I'm sure they'll sign a couple of free agents at some point this summer, much like they did past year with Stempniak and Viktor Stalberg, but I'd be stunned if it was an impact player.

FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee attends a news conference in Las Vegas.

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The following unprotected players are among the possible candidates for expansion draft selection by the Vegas Knights: Cody Eakin, Curtis McKenzie, Dan Hamhuis, Patrik Nemeth or Jamie Oleksiak. Despite going nearly the entire 2016-17 season without a goal, the 25-year-old is a strong skater, a big body and a generally effective two-way center. Apparently, the Vegas Golden Knights is looking to complete its roster soon despite the rule that prevents them from getting young superstars such as Jake Guentzeland Connor McDavid. Under contract for another four years at $7.25 million per season, the Bruins will instead focus on trying to find another capable wing to skate with Krejci, particularly on his left side. Youngsters Connor McDavid and Darnell Nurse don't meet the minimum pro experience criteria, so they're automatically protected and don't need to be exposed.

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?" With Brian Elliott a pending UFA, the Flames have no NHL-level goalies under contract to be exposed.

"So you're better off just taking your lumps, know you're going to lose a player and just move on". Just like they will deal with it if McPhee takes Grabner or Lindberg or Fast.

Thornton had a cap hit of $6.8 million and Marleau $6.7 million in the last of three-year deals. Would the Canucks have the guts to pull off a shocker like this?

The best bet is that either Joakim Nordstrom or Lee Stempniak will be snapped up by the Golden Knights, but I wouldn't be entirely shocked if Brock McGinn had his name called.



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