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Marc-Andre Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

20 June 2017, 11:15 | Andy Ferguson

Marc-Andre Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero speaks during a NHL hockey news conference introducing John Hynes as the team's new head coach in Newark N.J. If anyone needs the No. 1 pick in the NHL Dra

Within that time frame, the Golden Knights can make any type of transaction they want - from side deals with existing teams interested in protecting assets, to flip deals, in which Vegas would draft a specific player from one team's unprotected list and then flip that player to another team for other considerations. "You can negotiate your way out of this if you wish", McPhee said.

"If there's going to be an expansion you want the teams to be a little more competitive than perhaps they've been out of the box", National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman said in March 2016.

But since teams weren't able to protect everyone they would like, Vegas is going to use that against them and try to swing deals to selecting specific players. That team wouldn't be an embarrassment, but it's not going to win anything right away either. "Then we're going to go to that club and say: 'We have interest in this player, there's another club that has interest in this player".

The Blackhawks went the 7-3-1 route with their protected players: Forwards Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Artem Anisimov, Richard Panik, Ryan Hartman and Tomas Jurco were protected, as were defensemen Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson and goaltender Corey Crawford. At the end of the draft the Golden Knights' roster must consist of 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies.

The Vegas Golden Knights, unlike expansion teams in the past, will get a chance to draft some talented players. Here again Vegas holds all the cards.

George McPhee is spending a fleeting moment as The Godfather of the National Hockey League during the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion window.

By the time the initial Vegas roster is revealed in a live, made-for-TV show Wednesday night, he might be smiling even bigger than he was Sunday when he saw the options in front of him.

Goalie James Reimer was also protected.

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At least 20 players must be under contract for the coming season. Vegas is going to have to go fairly young in net, so selecting a veteran like the three-time Stanley Cup champion makes a lot of sense for the Golden Knights.

Regarding the player that sparked some internal debate on Monday morning - the guy who could either be in the starting lineup for the Golden Knights in October or traded away for assets - McPhee said they've ultimately chose to select him and keep him.

"We think we can accomplish two things", McPhee said, according to NHL.com.

It's believed that Vegas already has many pre-arranged trades in place, some that will happen and others that might not.

"What we've told everyone today is that (Monday) will be the last day that we are going to have those discussions, that we are going to pick our team (Tuesday)", McPhee told reporters in Las Vegas.

There's also nothing barring Vegas from having a deal in place to select a player in order to trade him to another team.

Throughout the expansion process, and well before fans had even the faintest idea what the rules would be surrounding the draft, McPhee made it clear that the Golden Knights would be built with drafting and developing as their primary focus. They only need a couple, and theres opportunities for trades from that perspective.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is one marquee player's who's not expected to receive any added protection from his team.



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