Sports Mock expansion draft: How Vegas could be playoff-ready now

19:56  19 june  2017
19:56  19 june  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

Vegas GM calls out teams afraid of expansion draft: ‘Negotiate your way out of this’

  Vegas GM calls out teams afraid of expansion draft: ‘Negotiate your way out of this’ Vegas GM George McPhee doesn't feel pity for the teams worried their players will be scooped up in the NHL expansion draft.The Golden Knights are allowed to choose a total of 30 players in Wednesday's draft, which leaves the other 30 NHL teams nervous for their available players.

As of March 1, the Vegas Golden Knights are officially an NHL team, and when this season’s playoffs end, all eyes will be on them and the June 21 expansion draft . NHL Fans have all been reading the rules over and over, but as a refresher, each team can protect either

3w - Toronto Maple Leafs: Using The Expansion Draft To Find A Defenseman 4w - 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs : How to Fix the You can see that trade in addition to the selection of one of them by Las Vegas could mean the Wild Sure Reilly will be ready and Olofsson could be ready as well, but

The city of Las Vegas already feels like an alternate universe.

If Sin City’s virgin voyage into professional sports was operating in a world where it needed to push all-in and win now, we believe there’s enough unprotected talent on the table to make it happen.

Of course, in reality, we believe Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee when he says he’ll be taking a stack-the-assets, draft-and-develop approach when he selects his 30 chess pieces between now and Wednesday evening. It’s been reported that McPhee has already shook hands on as many as nine side deals to avoid premium players in return for futures.

Report: Islanders have deal in place with Vegas; first-round pick involved

  Report: Islanders have deal in place with Vegas; first-round pick involved The New York Islanders have a deal in place to send their first-round draft pick to the Vegas Golden Knights, according to a report from Arthur Staple of Newsday. The deal would push Vegas towards selecting a specific player from the Islanders’ unprotected list — believed to be winger Nikolay Kulemin. The 30-year-old had 12 goals and 11 assists in 72 games last season for New York.Multiple sources also told Newsday that there may be another component to the deal that the Islanders would send to the Golden Knights.New York is due to pick 15th in the NHL Draft, which takes place Friday in Chicago.

Las Vegas plans to conduct a monthly NHL mock expansion draft to prepare themselves for next June. Now , there’s still lots of time for player movement in 2016-17 leading up to the deadline, then another period following the playoffs .

The Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft is nearly two months away and we ' re here to get you ready . The Stanley Cup playoffs start today and 16 teams are r Top Stories. Vegas Hockey Knight 6w agoVegas Golden Knights: Mock Expansion Draft 1.0.

But that doesn’t make it any less fun to see what kind of squad the Knights could ride into 2017-18.

If owner Bill Foley was willing to spend to the $75-million salary cap and take on a couple of cumbersome long-term deals he’d later regret, the Knights could be a playoff team in 2018. (Feel free to ask the 16th-seed Nashville Predators what playoff teams are capable of.)

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