All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

News of this broke after the Stanley Cup run and ensured the Penguins wouldn't have had to scramble this week to trade Fleury, or worse buy him out as a last ditch effort to get him off the roster and keep Murray protected. Dan Girardi was bought out and chose not to go on waivers, and the Rangers want to add a young, top-pair blueliner, preferably a righty.

"We really like what we're looking at right now", McPhee told reporters. To be perfectly honest, if Penn State had a straight-to-NHL player on its roster right now this wouldn't be the first time we'd be talking about it.

What's uncertain is how many trades the Golden Knights have negotiated with teams to influence which player Vegas selects or avoids.

A seventh-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, Graovac ultimately played himself into coach Bruce Boudreau's doghouse by the end of the season and was sent down to the minors.


Defenseman Klas Dahlbeck, who was signed to a one-year, $850,000 contract after the season, could be the D-man exposed.

Fleury seems like a no-brainer for the Vegas Golden Knights to select as their expansion choice from Pittsburgh. Why make a decision when we can put it off until the last minute? They had to protect three players with no-movement clauses - Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash and Marc Staal.

The Florida Panthers chose to protect eight skaters: forwards Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and Vincent Trocheck; defensemen Aaron Ekblad, Alex Petrovic, Mark Pysyk and Keith Yandle, ; and goalie James Reimer. To keep Nate on the team, the Capitals would have to trade a player or prospects that could turn out to be worth more than Schmidt or outbid another team's offer to Vegas for the player.

“This expansion draft, its complicated things a little bit, I think everyone is gradually working through and ultimately we all know were going to lose one player and you accept that, ” Yzerman said. It might be wise to part ways with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau; both are unrestricted free agents and could receive interest from the Knights about becoming that much-needed veteran presence in the locker room. But it's unlikely the two would consider joining an expansion team at this point in their respective careers. The lists will be made public on Sunday and on Wednesday, McPhee and his staff will officially announce their selections that will compose the bulk of the 2017-18 Vegas Golden Knights. Now that we're at the finish line we can look back and say we're glad we did. But the Golden Knights and their general manager, George McPhee, have a number of good options in goal based on the lists released at 10:30 a.m. This might be more significant than some others if Nashville is indeed running into a brick wall trying to sway McPhee from taking someone of Neal's stature, especially since the deadline to trade with teams other than the Golden Knights already passed.

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