One of the main concerns on the minds of many fans as we head in towards the 2016-2017 season, is the looming threat of the expansion draft that will undoubtedly cost their team a player on their roster.
With that in mind, Bleacher Report's Adrian Dater has laid out his predictions and broken down a scenario that he believes is likely to resemble the final roster the Las Vegas franchise will field at the conclusion of the expansion draft.
Despite being a rag tag ensemble put together from around the league, you can see that the National Hockey League's new expansion rules would allow them to field a respectable roster right out of the gate.
Here's a look at Dater's prediction for the Las Vegas roster.
Thomas Vanek (DET) - Eric Staal (MIN) - Dustin Brown (LA)
Colin Wilson (NSH) - Eric Fehr (PIT) - Jimmy Hayes (BOS)
Benoit Pouliot (EDM) - Lee Stempniak (CAR) - Dale Weise (PHI)
Andrew Cogliano (ANH) - Kyle Brodziak (STL) - Beau Bennett (NJ)
Jordan Martinook (ARI) - Lance Bouma (CGY)
Jason Garrison (TB) - Jack Johnson (CLB)
Alex Petrovic (FLA) - Thomas Hickey (NYI)
Dmitry Orlov (WSH) - Trevor van Riemsdyk (CHI)
Paul Martin (SJ) - Jarred Cowen (TOR)
Mark Barberio (MTL) - Luca Sbisa (VAN)
Nick Holden (NYR) - Jake McCabe (BUF)
Mark Stuart (WPG)
Semyon Varlamov (COL)
Antti Niemi (DAL)
Andrew Jammond (OTT)