referring to The NHL announced Wednesday it will make public the list of protected players from all 30 teams before the June 21 expansion draft to stock the Golden Knights’ roster.
The reveal of the expansion draft will be televised by NBC Sports Network.
The Golden Knights are expected to have an expansion draft party at T-Mobile Arena for its season-ticket holders and fans.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said transparency was a big part of the decision to make the names public.
The Knights also can sign any unrestricted free agent left unprotected by that player’s team from June 18 to 20.
according to The NHL will release teams’ protected and available lists to the public before the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft in June.
The Golden Knights begin play next season.
Vegas must submit its selections by 5 p.m. June 20, with the announcement of those picks made June 21.
All 30 existing teams must submit their list of protected players by 5 p.m. EDT June 17.
NHL general managers had expressed a desire to keep the lists private.
Yes, NHL will share protected, available player lists for expansion draft
according to The league will make protected and available players lists available at the same time they’re shared with teams, according to NHL.com’s Nick Cotsonika.
The bottom line is that an expansion draft is a dream come true for armchair GMs, rumor enthusiasts, fantasy sports fans and … really, just about anyone interested in hockey.
We can debate all day how much the NHL, Vegas Golden Knights and others involved really want to do this, but they’re making the right choice with the expansion draft nonetheless.
(If you’re the type to take off work if a trade deadline was exciting, you might want to start drumming up excuses/putting aside vacation time/practicing your best “I’m sick” voice just in case …)Cap Friendly provides a handy timeline for the expansion draft process:
Could this lead to feelings being hurt or perhaps even certain sneaky deals being scuttled?
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