While the expansion draft may not yet feel like a real concern for fans of the National Hockey League, you can rest assured it's already a huge concern for several NHL teams, especially those stacked with NHL veterans.
One of the teams that will be faced with some struggles on that front will be the Vancouver Canucks, who not only boast veteran players they will clearly want to protect, but also three players they are currently forced to protect due to their no-movement clauses, Daniel & Henruk Sedin as well as Loui Eriksson.
On Tuesday a panel of three experts, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun as well as TSN's Frank Seravalli and Craig Button projected who they believe are the five players most likely to be exposed by the Canucks. It's should be noted that the Las Vegas franchise will only be allowed to draft a maximum of one player per team in the expansion draft.
The five players are goaltender Richard Bachman defenseman Luca Sbisa and forwards Sven Baerschi, Derek Dorsett, and Anton Rodin.
The panel believes of these players the most likely to be picked would be the defenseman Luca Sbisa, a 26-year-old who with a change of scenery could find his game with a fresh organization in Las Vegas. Of course all of this can change before the draft as many predict many roster changes will occur before the trade deadline.
Here's a look at the heir complete projections courtesy of TSN: