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Vegas Golden Knights 'really happy' with players available to them

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Howard Terry | 19 June, 2017, 01:41

Of course, as Roar Lions Roar pointed out this morning, Barratt is far from the only Penn State player or prospect that could enter the season with an National Hockey League team behind him. Aside from Fleury, other goalies exposed are Florida's Roberto Luongo, Detroit's Peter Mrazek and Philadelphia's Michal Neuvirth.

Let's take a look at the five best players available for the Golden Knights.

All of the picks will be made public Wednesday night during the 2017 NHL Awards show, which is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McPhee said Sunday that a team must offer the Golden Knights an asset "better" than the player he can claim in the draft.

"That's really one of the things we wanted to leverage", Treliving said. It should allow the Knights to stockpile an ample number of future draft picks.

The Golden Knights can't just claim a bunch of low-priced players and tank for profits and high draft picks in their inaugural season; they are required to reach the National Hockey League salary floor, which according to Elliotte Friedman, will be set at $55.4 million for 2017-2018. The team will receive the list of available players from the NHL at 7 a.m. Sunday and will have 72 hours to compile its roster and submit it to the league.

Those deals won't be formally revealed until Wednesday.

The team could have conceivably asked Seabrook to waive his no-movement clause to expose him in the draft, but it seems highly unlikely that Vegas would have wanted to deal with his almost $7 million cap hit. Teams could only protect 10 skaters at most, and some elected to protect eight (with four defenseman). Not to suggest the Penguins would go insane and over-spend on a free agent, but less Fleury the Penguins would have about $20 million in space under the now expected ~$75 million 2017-18 salary cap.

The Ottawa Senators, who almost made it to the Cup Finals, reportedly have some problems regarding veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf, who won't waive his no-movement clause. That forced the team to also expose top-pairing blueliner Marc Methot.

All players with effective and continuing no-movement clauses at the time of the expansion draft must be protected and will count toward their team's protection limits. The final two spots on the protected list is between Michael Ferland, Curtis Lazar, Troy Brouwer and Matt Stajan. Remember regular trading can resume Thursday, Jun. 22 at 8 a.m. ET and the free agency period begins Jul. 1. If the Golden Knights agree to terms with one of them, they are not permitted to take a second player from San Jose's list of available players. Most importantly, each team could only protect one goalie.

Chayka was exaggerating, but only slightly.

This trade affords Anaheim to keep Cam Fowler, Kevin Bieksa, Josh Manson and Hampus Lindholm as a unit, but now, the Golden Knights have an opportunity to select a top-nine forward off the Ducks roster.

That doesn't mean the other GMs can't talk.

McPhee has often indicated he wants a team that can skate fast, move the puck quickly in transitioning from defense to offense, win battles along the boards and in front of the net, play with a bit of an edge and outwork the opposition.

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