my name is Toni, im from Croatia and need your help. Im playing with idea, what if there were Expansion draft and i need your help.
Now, here is scenario. What if there is expansion draft for new NHL team, so Ducks must protect either up to five defensemen, nine forwards and one goaltender; or up to three defensemen, seven forwards and two goaltenders.
Each club must expose for claim at least the following players who meet the experience requirements indicated below:
ONE GOALTENDER: For clubs protecting one goaltender, no experience requirement. For clubs protecting two goaltenders, either 10 NHL games played in the last season or 25 NHL games played over the last two seasons
ONE EXPERIENCED DEFENSEMAN: Either 40 NHL games played in the last season or 70 NHL games played over the last two seasons. Games played include regular season and playoff games.
TWO EXPERIENCED FORWARDS: Either 40 NHL games played in the last season or 70 NHL games played over the last two seasons. Games played include regular season and playoff games.
Players who are exempt from the Expansion Draft are all first and second-year pros. I already erased them.
So, players who are on the list for protecting or exposing are:
Teemu Selanne, UFA
Niklas Hagman, LW, UFA
Jason Blake, UFA
George Parros, UFA
Rod Pelley, UFA
Ryan O'Marra, UFA
Mark Bell, UFA
Sheldon Brookbank, UFA
If you were Ducks GM who would you protect and, in your opinion, who would be best pick for new team.
Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english :-D