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Statement From The Vegas Golden Knights On The Expansion Draft Process

VEGAS (June 17, 2017) – The Vegas Golden Knights have issued the following update regarding the Expansion Draft process:

“The Golden Knights organization is very pleased with how the expansion draft process has gone so far, through the NHL trade freeze which took effect Saturday, June 17 at 12 noon PT. Now, General Manager George McPhee and his staff will continue to have discussions with the other 30 NHL clubs. Vegas has indicated that they will give all 30 clubs every opportunity to keep their rosters intact if they’d like.  This means that before the Golden Knights claim a player off a team’s unprotected list, McPhee and his staff are willing to negotiate deals so the other clubs do not lose a player they would otherwise like to keep.”
 

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This means that before the Golden Knights claim a player off a team’s unprotected list, McPhee and his staff are willing to negotiate deals so the other clubs do not lose a player they would otherwise like to keep.

McPhee: Hey, Kenny. I’m looking at your list and I see you left Sheahan unprotected. We really like the kid, but I’m sure you’d like to keep him. So why don’t you send us your 1st round pick this year and we’ll take Ouellet instead. Whadda ya say, buddy.

Holland: Um, ah, geez, I can’t believe you’re being so kind to us. So, as a sign of good faith, why don’t we throw in a 3rd rounder as well. We’ve got a bunch of them and I have no clue how to use them effectively.

McPhee: Well that’s a very nice gesture on your part. In return, I promise to trade you some over-the-hill vet this summer in return for your 1st round pick next year.

Holland: You’re a hell of a guy, George. You’ve made this all very easy for me. And I hope we can keep this thing going in the future because, as everyone knows, trades are hard.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/18/17 at 12:22 AM ET

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