Since we all know the league wants to get to 32 teams within the next 5 years, I thought it would be fun to see which players everyone would protect, using the conditions outlined in the previous expansion draft.
Choice #1: Protect - 1 goaltender, 5 defencemen, 9 forwards
Choice #2: Protect - 2 goaltenders, 3 defencemen, 7 forwards
- for teams protecting 1 goaltender, no experience required for backup to be taken
- for teams protecting 2 goaltenders, the third goalie must have 10 games this season or 25 in the previous 2 to be eligible.
- at least 1 defencemen and 2 forwards left unprotected must have appeared in 40 games this season or 70 combined in the previous 2.
Lets just use this years roster and which choices you make to protect. (Assuming Liles doesn't qualify.