Poof! Like the shake of casino dice, big gambles were taken in the newest Hockey-land by The Strip. Naturally, the Rangers, Islanders, Devils and Sabres were all involved. Las Vegas welcomed the NHL Expansion Draft with all the hoopla one expected from the city, then got into the business of picking players. And as Islanders dynasty-maker […]
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The NHL Expansion Draft probably could have worked out worse for the Rangers, who were always going to lose one of four players since the guidelines were set – Oscar Lindberg, Jesper Fast, Michael Grabner or Antti Raanta. The Vegas Golden Knights chose the 25-year-old Lindberg Wednesday as they submitted their first roster as an […]
Wow! The Maven just finished perusing the NHL Expansion Draft Protected List and I did quite a bit of gulping here and there. Not that I blame any of the following — Jeff Gorton, Garth Snow, Ray Shero, Jason Botterill — for leaving some of my personal favorites in the “available” category. I know that […]
There were no surprises Sunday on the Rangers’ protected/exposed lists for the Vegas expansion draft. So now the wait until Wednesday night begins, the wait to see which one player Vegas GM George McPhee (nicknamed by the press GMGM) chooses from the Rangers roster. The Rangers protected: Forwards — Derek Stepan, Rick Nash, Mats Zuccarello, […]
In this week’s Q&A, Ken Daneyko reacts to the Penguins’ dominant Game 5 win and ponders what the Devils might do to change the roster during the NHL’s Expansion Draft. MSGNetworks.com: Before discussing the Stanley Cup Final, I wanted to get your thoughts on the upcoming Expansion Draft. There’s been a lot of discussion that […]
Let the games begin. On Monday, the clock begins to tick on the expansion draft to stock the Vegas Golden Knights’ roster. And with that ticking clock, you can expect transactions to begin taking place as teams try to maneuver cap space and create room on their protected lists. They will also try to entice Vegas […]
Protection. That’s the issue as the Rangers, Islanders and Devils respective high commands prepare for a unique NHL Expansion Draft followed by the annual Entry Draft. On June 21, the Expansion Draft will take place in Las Vegas and two days later, the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will be held in Chicago over the usual […]