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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Re: (2020-) 2021 Washington Capitals
« Topic Start: July 18, 2021, 01:05:50 PM »
Really surprised about Price. 
Expansion Draft tonight...

Here’s the list of protected players:

Nicklas Backstrom
Lars Eller
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Anthony Mantha
T.J. Oshie
Daniel Sprong
Tom Wilson
John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov
Trevor van Riemsdyk
Ilya Samsonov

Ovi is not under contract so he didn't need to be protected...he can sign anywhere as an UFA, but we all expect him back in DC...

Which means these are the available players:

Nic Dowd
Carl Hagelin
Garnet Hathaway
Conor Sheary
Brenden Dillon
Nick Jensen
Michal Kempny
Justin Schultz
Pheonix Copley
Vitek Vanecek

I can see where Sheary or Vanacek may be the Kracken pick, for a variety of reasons...

Note that the Canadiens have chosen not to protect Carey Price.  With 5 years remaining on his deal at $10.5MM, I find this the most intriguing potential move...