With the NHL Expansion Draft and the birth of the Vegas Golden Knights just over two days away, the entire league is buzzing with anticipation. And now that the protected lists have been made public, fans and analysts are pouring over the list of available players and putting together their best guesses at what the NHLs 31st franchise might look like.
With the Predators releasing their protected list yesterday, it’s now clear who will be up for grabs. Take a look for yourself:
Who do you think Vegas general manager George McPhee scoops up? Neal seems like the obvious choice, but there are rumors swirling that Poile and McPhee have a side deal that would ensure the 29 year old sniper remains in Nashville.
So, do the Golden Knights turn their focus to Sissons, Smith or Wilson? How about Aberg? The 23 year old broke out this season and was a big part of the team’s run to the Stanley Cup Final.
Who do you think Vegas takes?