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Looking At The Seattle Expansion Draft From The Wings Point Of View

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The same rules used for the 2017 Vegas expansion draft will apply.

Teams will be allowed to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender (or eight skaters regardless of position and one goalie). Players with a no-movement clause must be protected. Players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2021 are exempt. Players who will have two or fewer years of pro experience (NHL and AHL only) will be exempt....

At forward, the Red Wings are certain to protect Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi, Filip Zadina and Robby Fabbri. The other two slots could be used for Evgeny Svechnikov and Givani Smith. If they re-sign Luke Glendening, he could be protected or exposed. Or they might acquire someone in a trade or through free agency they would opt to protect.

The only other forwards under contract for 2021-22 are Justin Abdelkader and Frans Nielsen, who surely won’t be protected and are also buyout candidates in 2021. If Christoffer Ehn, Adam Erne and/or Dmytro Timashov are signed through 2021-22, they are likely to be exposed.

Center prospect Joe Veleno is exempt.

On defense, they would protect Filip Hronek, Dennis Cholowski and either Danny DeKeyser or someone acquired through trade or free agency. Moritz Seider and Gustav Lindstrom are exempt.


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Unless they changed the criteria, Lindstrom is not exempt.

Posted by NEWing on 04/10/20 at 09:25 AM ET


Madison Bowey I think will be picked by Seattle in the expansion draft.

Posted by AdrenRush369 on 04/10/20 at 10:41 AM ET


Capfriendly has Lindstrom as eligible

So it would be Hronek, Lindstrom, and DeKeyser I guess.

But they also list Zadina as not being eligible, so Rasmussen could be protected instead along with Svechnikov and Smith

If correct there is really fairly limited exposure unless we re-signed say Nemeth and Glendening. There just isn’t much eligible talent to have to protect.

Posted by lefty.30 on 04/10/20 at 12:34 PM ET


Or make that Cholowski instead of DeKeyser since the upside is higher and age and cap hit are lower.

But still not that hard a list to make for the Wings at present

Posted by lefty.30 on 04/10/20 at 12:39 PM ET

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