Tag Archives: 2017 NHL Expansion Daft

Reports: Vegas Selects Nate Schmidt in Expansion Draft

For weeks now, the talk amongst NHL fans has been who the Vegas Golden Knights, the newest NHL franchise, would be selecting in the NHL Expansion Draft; the selections were announced tonight during the NHL Award Show in, coincidentally, Las … Continue reading

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Karl Alzner Met With Vegas but is Testing the Market

It’s looking more and more like Karl Alzner won’t be returning to the Capitals next season and it’s also doubtful that he’ll be in Vegas. Alzner, who is an unrestricted free agent, met with the Golden Knights during their 72-hour … Continue reading

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Ross Mahoney Weighs In On The Expansion Draft and Prospects

Assistant General Manager Ross Mahoney took time out of his Monday, two days before the Vegas Golden Knights pick the players for their team, to talk about the Expansion Draft and some of the Capitals’ prospects. 

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An “Open Letter” to the Vegas Golden Knights

 Greetings and salutations Vegas Golden Knights organization and welcome to the league. I know you’re pretty busy with this whole creating a team from scratch thing. I get it, I play NHL17 (a little too much if you ask my … Continue reading

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What Might the Vegas Golden Knights’ Inaugural Roster Look Like?

@VegasGoldenKnights The lists are in. By Saturday at 5:00 P.M., NHL teams had to submit a list of players they wished to protect for the Expansion Draft on a format of either seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie or … Continue reading

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Vegas, Vegas, Vegas: Let the Games Begin: Best Players Available

I hate chess. I mean I used to try to play – it looked like fun, but as a kid, I quickly learned that I was terrible at the game because for every move made, I had to try to … Continue reading

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Capitals Submit their Protected List Ahead of Expansion Draft

Hold your breath. The rumors and projections are now over and it’s official. Here are who the Capitals are going to protect for the upcoming expansion draft. 

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Weekend Guide to the NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: John Locher/AP The most exciting as well as scary time in the NHL offseason for hockey fans everywhere is about to get underway. The process for the expansion draft goes into action this weekend and it’ll only be a … Continue reading

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Capitals Shouldn’t Roll the Dice on Nate Schmidt

 For the expansion draft next week, teams have the option of protecting 7 forwards, 3 defensemen, and a goalie or 8 skaters and a goalie. The challenge is that neither strategy allows the Capitals to protect all of their most … Continue reading

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Trading for Tyler Graovac is about more than being able to protect Lars Eller

While the entire hockey world is disappointed to find out that the first trade of the offseason features a 5th Round Draft pick being traded for a former 7th Round Draft pick, the Capitals acquiring Tyler Graovac for a 2018 … Continue reading

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