Who will join the Vegas Golden Knights?

Paola Ditto
Giugno 20, 2017

The Thunder Bay product would be a strong option down the middle for the Knights for the next two seasons.

(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File).

With the quality of the players available, Vegas won't be anywhere near as bad as the expansion Ottawa Senators were in their first year. The Golden Knights could land Methot in their expansion dr.

Three of the four New Hampshire NHL players will be made available: Merrimack's Tim Schaller of the Boston Bruins, Derry's Paul Thompson of the Florida Panthers and Orford's Ben Lovejoy of the New Jersey Devils.

"We're going to go to that club and say, 'We have interest in this player".

What will that team look like when it takes the ice in early October?

McPhee said Monday this would be the final day for teams to make trades as he will select his expansion team on Tuesday.

On Sunday morning, McPhee said he has yet to make any trades.at least officially.

A Blues player who today has golf shirts hanging in his closet and plans to report to training camp in St. Louis in September will find out this week that wardrobes and life will change.

The entire protected list of players is available on the NHL's official website and it includes players such as James Neal, Marc-Andre Fleury, Sami Vatanen, Eric Staal, Roberto Luongo, etc. The Penguins instead protected Matt Murray a week after the second-year goalie led them to win their second consecutive championship.

Among players with previous connections to McPhee available are Stars center Cody Eakin, Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer and Neuvirth, whom he drafted in Washington. Plekanec is on the down side of his career while Ryan's $7.25 million cap hit is likely too rich for McPhee's blood.

For the Ducks, Blue Jackets, and Islanders, the reported trades are about keeping key players. "We have some control over what's happening now - but now we're on the clock". And he's at that point now. Van Riemsdyk fits that bill.

As a result, teams interested in a particular pending UFA could ask Vegas to sign that player, then trade him to them at a later date. Arizona and Philadelphia are in need of starters.

The easiest way for the Penguins to solve their goaltending dilemma was to get Fleury to agree to waive his no-movement clause for the purposes of the expansion draft.

His appeal: As they build their roster, the Knights could opt for veterans on defence such as Dan Hamhuis or Adam McQuaid or opt for younger types on cheap contracts with room to grow. Detroit oddly chose to protect 33-year-old Jimmy Howard in his place. Want some more size and physicality? Sure, he could sign a free agent July 1, or he could take advantage of this rare circumstance. With the amount of talent left unprotected, that teams do not intend to compensate for, the Golden Knights should be able to piece together a very competitive team from the very start of the franchise.

The Predators elected to protect a fourth defenseman that exposed Neal, a nine-time 20-goal-scorer, including 23 this past season. The 29-year-old has notched at least 21 goals in each of his nine National Hockey League seasons, with 23 goals and 41 points in 70 games last season. Along with Johnny Bower, Sawchuk had just helped the Toronto Maple Leafs capture the Stanley Cup - the last time hockey's most coveted trophy was hoisted in Hogtown.

A couple shockers from this list are, Marcus Kruger and Ville Pokka.

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