NHL Teams That Could Be Affected by an Expansion Draft

March 25th, 2016 by Lyle Richardson Leave a reply »
On March 16, NHL.com's Shawn P. Roarke reported a framework of rules for a potential expansion draft was presented to the league's general managers during their recent meetings. If approved, new teams would be added for the 2017-18 season. Some of the existing 30 franchises, such as the New York Rangers, could feel the effects of that draft more than others.

TSN's Frank Seravalli reported teams "under the current plan could protect seven forwards, three defenseman and a goaltender or eight skaters (of any position) and a goaltender."  First- and second-year pros would be exempt, along with unsigned draft choices.

Seravalli also reported teams must expose "at least 25 per cent of the previous season's salary cap." Meanwhile, league deputy commissioner Bill Daly told Roarke the status of players carrying no-trade and no-movement clauses still had to be worked out with the NHLPA.

Teams deep in talent, such as the Rangers, could risk losing a good roster player. Some clubs, however, could use the expansion draft as a way of shedding unwanted salaries. Here's a look at the potential effects of an expansion draft upon 10 NHL teams. Fee ...

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