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

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

Golden Knights troll Ducks with expansion question

  Golden Knights troll Ducks with expansion question The Vegas Golden Knights, or a friend of the Golden Knights we should say, would like to know how the Anaheim Ducks will approach the expansion draft. The Vegas Golden Knights, or a friend of the Golden Knights we should say, would like to know how the Anaheim Ducks will The Ducks' Twitter account asked users if they had questions about the draft and a certain Golden Knights account piped up.So @AnaheimDucks. 7 forwards and 3 defensemen or 8 skaters? We're asking for a friend. https://t.

John Shannon discusses a few surprise players left unprotected for the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft , and discusses the many possible deals Vegas GM George Here’s what their roster could look like, if the Knights were drafting to win now : A few thoughts on my mock contending Knights roster

Either way, I don’t think even the Vegas GM George McPhee could produce a perfect Expansion Mock Draft , so I’m not that concerned. If this is how things shake out, Vegas might not be in too rough of shape.

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.

NHL Expansion Draft: Don’t begrudge Dion Phaneuf for using his no-move clause

  NHL Expansion Draft: Don’t begrudge Dion Phaneuf for using his no-move clause ***ImagePlaceholder*** https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yL5spox6WSFpGulqt6tIOHVndR8=/0x0:3430x1929/1920x1080/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/55261837/usa_today_10062109.0.jpg Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports A contractual right is designed to be used It’s come out recently that Dion Phaneuf, barring a huge last-minute change of heart, won’t be waiving his no-move clause. I think that’s more than fair. The theory behind these clauses in contracts is that the associated players leave money on the table when negotiating contracts to earn some protection over their future.

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 49w agoVegas Golden Knights: Mock Expansion Draft 1.0.

It’s truly looking like Vegas could be a playoff contender in their inaugural season. Below is the mock expansion draft that I have compiled courtesy of our friends at CapFriendly.

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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