Now it’s time to stock up.
Now it’s on Golden Knights general manager George McPhee to spend the next three days poring over the list of available players and select one from each of the NHL’s 30 teams.
“This has been a fascinating experience to date”. About 30 people managed to escape though at least two people were killed as the assault continued into the evening, authorities said. “We have some control over what’s happening now – but now we’re on the clock”.
The league and NHL Players’ Association announced the cap and the salary floor of $55.4 million in a joint statement.
The NHL salary cap will be $75 million per club for the 2017-18 season, with a salary floor of $55.4 million. Each team had the option to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters and one goalie. McPhee is willing to be flexible, but made clear that Vegas is in the driver’s seat.
Why he will to go Vegas: Like Thornton, Marleau would be a name that hockey fans in Las Vegas would instantly recognize, and he’d still some tickets.
Anze Kopitar, center: Has a no-movement clause, so he’s not leaving.
“The issue for us isn’t going to be, ‘Can we fill out the roster?”‘ McPhee told reporters after the list was released.
These players, and many others, could be caught in third-party poaching.
Unprotected players who peak our interest. Coburn was likely to never be selected, but it still has left many dumbfounded.
“I’m not going to get into too much about Montreal“, said Beaulieu, who grew up in southern Ontario, about a 2-1/2-hour drive from Buffalo.
The Golden Knights are also reportedly working with teams on side deals.
Need a goalie? McPhee might be able to help. Las Vegas hits the ice for its first preseason game on September 17 at Rogers Arena against the Vancouver Canucks.
“I’ve been around long enough to know trades can happen any time of the year”, Hagelin said.
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is one marquee player’s who’s not expected to receive any added protection from his team. The Golden Knights legitimately could have 3 or 4 1st round picks in the entry draft by the night of the Expansion Draft. There’s also a surplus of young goaltending talent, including Detroit’s Petr Mrazek, Washington’s Philipp Grubauer, the Rangers’ Raanta and Colorado’s Calvin Pickard. He’s a right-handed shot. Last season, he was out for 20 games with an upper-body injury. It should allow the Knights to stockpile an ample number of future draft picks.
Looking at other notable blue-liners not on the list, both Sustr and Garrison struggled defensively in 2016-17 and are considered “prime” targets among the Lightning players who might get drafted by the Golden Knights.
The Panthers left Jonathan Marchessault out there after he broke through last season by leading Florida with 30 goals.
The prospect of losing talent to Vegas is keeping a lot of National Hockey League general managers up at night.
Vegas will be selecting one player from each team, so the Flyers will only lose one player through the Expansion Draft. Doan, who turns 41 on October 10, is 28 points short of 1,000 for his career. But reportedly, the team could have more picks coming their way, from the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Islanders, and Anaheim Ducks, just to not select the players the teams left unprotected.
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