Sports Vegas holds trade cards during expansion draft window

16:06  19 june  2017
16:06  19 june  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window . He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league's talent, fielding calls from colleagues willing to trade something to keep McPhee from plucking certain players from

George McPhee wants his fellow general managers to make him an offer he can't refuse. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window .

George McPhee wants his fellow general managers to make him an offer he can’t refuse.

The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window. He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league’s talent, fielding calls from colleagues willing to trade something to keep McPhee from plucking certain players from their rosters, or to take someone from another team to flip in a deal.

All trade roads run through Vegas. And every move has its price.

"Whatever you want to give us has to be better than what we can claim from that club," McPhee told reporters in Las Vegas on Sunday. "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. How do we want to do this? How can we protect your roster? You can negotiate your way out of this if you wish."’

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George McPhee wants his fellow general managers to make him an offer he can't refuse. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window . ''Whatever you want to give us has to be better than what we can claim from that club.

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer defends the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in New York. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during a three-day

He emphasized that each team will be contacted and given the opportunity to have a say in protecting its roster.

Beyond building likely the most competitive expansion team in NHL history, McPhee has the golden opportunity to play some desperate teams against each other and build up a collection of draft picks and other assets. Vegas must pick one player from each of the existing 30 teams, but there’s only so much room on the roster next season even with some minor league prospects thrown in.

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