I saw an article reminding me of the 7-3-1 split among players (or 8 and a goalie, which leaves even more open) I presume we will go the former route, and also that NTC contracts are similar to last time, meaning we have to protect Benn, Segs, Pavs and Rads. Also, Bishop. Based on the 2 AHL/NHL years experience rule, we get to protect only Kiviranta IIRC. So, who are the extra 3 forwards we protect? Which of our big 4 D get protected? Hate to lose any of John K, Steven J, Esa L or Miro H (who will have his second year of NHL experience by then. And, to make it more TDL relevant, do we make any deals with an eye towards the draft a year from now?