Speculation: 2021 Seattle Expansion Protection Exposure Roster Speculation Thread Part 1

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  1. Gaudette

    7.4%
  2. Myers

    18.5%
  3. Virtanen

    11.1%
  4. Juolevi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Macewan

    22.2%
  6. Motte (Clamato)

    11.1%
  7. Lind (AHL)

    11.1%
  8. Schmidt

    7.4%
  9. Others

    11.1%
  1. Erub ot Ynligom OBJECTIVE hockey fan

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    So next offseason the new Seattle team will do a expansion SIMILAR to the Las Vegas Golden Knights did in 2017. Here is who the Canucks protected in 2017 against the LVGK, and Im not kidding with this list lol:

    Horvat
    H Sedin NMC
    D Sedin NMC
    Baertchi
    Sutter
    W Granlund
    Eriksson NMC

    Edler
    Tanev
    Gudbranson

    Markstrom

    We exposed and lost Sbisa who is basically a #8 dman so no biggie lol

    How about this year? We can protect SEVEN forwards and THREE dmen and ONE goalie. Of course this might change with the roster not COMPLETED at this point. I predict the FOLLOWING to be protected

    Pettersson
    Horvat
    Miller
    Gaudette
    Boeser
    Virtanen
    Motte

    Schmidt
    Myers
    Juolevi??

    Demko

    Leaving the FOLLOWING exposed

    Macewan
    Eriksson
    Beagle
    Ferland
    Roussell

    Dman?

    Holtby
     
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    1. Pettersson
    2. Boeser
    3. Miller
    4. Horvat
    5. Virtanen
    6. Gaudette
    7. Motte

    1. Schmidt
    2. Juolevi
    3. xxxx


    Hughes is exempt btw but yeah, no one else really worth protecting. Maybe we can trade Gaudette or Virtanen for a defenseman, and then protect the dman and MacEwen.
     
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    Honestly, the minute he signed his contract I hope Seattle would take Myers. Hell I'd even throw in like a 2nd so that they would. It's always foolhardy to do these so far in advance but who I think should for sure be protected:

    Boeser, Horvat, Miller, Pettersson, Gaudette
    Schmidt, Juolevi
    Demko
     
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    I think there is a bigger Loui fish to fry with our first rounder instead. Assuming we actually make playoffs.
     
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    Unless the 40/70 rule is pro rated, the Canucks will have a hard time exposing the required defenceman.
     
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    Myers will have to be left exposed which I don't see anyone here having a problem with.
     
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    Either that or sign Ben Hutton for 2 years < $1m (he's only 5 games away).

    There's a few other ufa defencemen options that aren't far from fulfilling the requirements.

    Edit: or re-sign Benn for another season and play him 19 games.
     
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    I feel like whoever Seattle takes they will be doing us a favor lol.
     
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    Unless they take MacKewan or a prospect since they see all the garbage on the books for us.
     
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    All the dogs must chase the cat
     
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    Vegas taking Sbisa costed them a cup LMFAO. Hope Seattle GM takes one of our anchors.
     
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    Seattle isn't likely going to do us any favours and will probably default to selecting MacEwan or something. With the current financial environment the NHL is in I'm going to assume they will be the market of accepting sweeteners to take unwanted $$$. They're likely not going to do us a favour and just outright take Myers, but maybe if we pay them they'll take Eriksson off our hands. What that would cost remains to be seen.
     
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    I think they'd take Myers if he were exposed. He's a top 4 defenceman, is surely among the best 4 defencemen exposed, and his cap hit won't cause any issues.

    While he has his faults and is overpaid, Myers is a lot more of a rare asset than MacEwen or whoever else would be exposed.

    I think Benning likely makes a move at some point so he doesn't have to expose Myers (it's not like we have another top 4 RHD knocking on the door).
     
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    Canucks right now have Pettersson, Miller, Horvat, Boeser, Schmidt and Demko as your likely locks for protection. With Hughes as the only exempt guy you would protect (with nhl exp.).

    Means that the likes of Virtanen, Gaudette, Motte, Lind, Juolevi, Myers, etc. are battling for the final 5 protection spots, or the Canucks work some deals into the Expansion draft with other teams rather than what they did in 2017 and not leave themselves any room to add a player.

    Seattle also has the pressure of being somewhat competitive compared to LV. I see more second tier guys like Myers being exposed for their cap hit, like Johnson/Palat would be for TB, and others. Whereas in 2017, teams were giving out more NMC, thus had to protect more guys than they truly wanted, like Anaheim with Bieksa for example.

    So, I see Seattle being offered 2nd and 3rd round picks to take a $4 mill plus cap hit player, ala M. Staal. Maybe even a 1st depending on term remaining.
     
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    Seems like we are set up nicely for the expansion draft. We will lose a Sbisa level player, so no worries.
     
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    I don't have a problem with Myers, but his contract is not an asset for us. I'd be fairly disappointed if we tried moving things around so we could keep that contract.
     
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    What I've realized from analyzing all the hand wringing moves that teams made to protect certain players in the Vegas draft is that literally none of them worked out except for the ones that were a 1st rounder for a garbage player or salary dump.

    Florida being the most glaring team that played it wrong.

    We're set up to lose one of Motte, Gaudette, Roussel, Macewan, Lind, Rafferty, Juolevi or Holtby depending on how the protection plays out.
     
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    Are we sure that Hughes is exempt? I was under the impression that burning a year of a NHL contract counted as a season, no matter the number of games played. Does anyone have a good source on the games played minimum?

    From the last expansion draft Kyle Baun was an available player and he was in the same position that Hughes will be in. Baun burned a year at the end of the 2014-15 season with only 3 games played which seemed to count as a season for him. If that 3 game 2014-15 season didn't count, then he would have been exempt as a second year player.

    Edit: Nevermind, he will be exempt. Exemption is based on waiver eligibility seasons, not seasons on a NHL contract. For waivers Hughes was considered 19 when he signed, so his 9 games played don't count as a season towards waivers. Baun was 20+, so any games played would have counted towards a season for him.
     
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    That just means our team doesn't have enough good players and is a further ass show by our administration that we don't have good depth.
     
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    I agree. Team only has 6 players who are locks to be protected. And 1 guy in Hughes who is exempt.

    ideally Jake should have shown to be a lock but he isn’t. Same for Juolevi though I believe he will be protected.

    mid like to say the same for Gaudette.
     
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    I don’t disagree, but will add our best players are very young, so either don’t need protection, or are protected. Guys like Meyers can be exposed, and hopefully taken, but I think we will lose a younger guy. Perhaps Jake or Juiolevi?
     
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    None of our bad contracts will be taken by Seattle unless we pay through the teeth, thats for sure.
     
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    I think they take one of Hotlby/Roussel/Mack
     
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  25. rypper How much longer?

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    They had the new beat writer for the Kraken (for the Athletic) on the latest Vancast. He predicted they would take Braden Holtby.


    (Myers was exposed.)
     

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