A year after a NHL welcomed owners Bill Foley’s 31st authorization into a league, a Golden Knights finally have a core of a organisation they’ll put on a dried ice this tumble — 37 players in all, counting 7 some-more acquired by trades and signings.
With side deals organised during a breeze routine to keep Vegas divided from certain defenceless players, a Golden Knights also have 3 first-round picks — a sixth, 13th and 15th selections altogether — and 12 sum choices in Friday’s draft. Here is a demeanour during their enlargement breeze picks and trade acquisitions:
F Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (Philadelphia)
F Connor Brickley (Carolina) + 2017 fifth-round breeze pick
F William Carrier (Buffalo) + 2017 sixth-round breeze pick
F Cody Eakin (Dallas)
F Erik Haula (Minnesota) + F Alex Tuch + 2017 or 2018 third-round breeze pick
F William Karlsson (Columbus) + F David Clarkson + 2017 first-round breeze collect (goes to Winnipeg) + 2019 second-round pick
F Brenden Leipsic (Toronto)
F Oscar Lindberg (NY Rangers)
F Jonathan Marchessault (Florida) + F Reilly Smith
F James Neal (Nashville)
F Tomas Nosek (Detroit)
F David Perron (St. Louis)
F Teemu Pulkkinen (Arizona)
F Chris Thorburn (Winnipeg) + 2017 first-round breeze collect + 2019 third-round breeze pick
D Alexei Emelin (Montreal)
D Deryk Engelland (Calgary)
D Jason Garrison (Tampa Bay) + F Nikita Gusev + 2017 second-round breeze collect + 2018 fourth-round breeze pick
D Brayden McNabb (Los Angeles)
D Jon Merrill (New Jersey)
D Marc Methot (Ottawa)
D Colin Miller (Boston)
D Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton)
D Luca Sbisa (Vancouver)
D David Schlemko (San Jose)
D Nate Schmidt (Washington)
D Clayton Stoner (Anaheim Ducks) + D Shea Theodore
D Trevor outpost Riemsdyk (Chicago)
G J-F Berube (NY Islanders) + F Mikhail Grabovski + D Jake Bischoff + 2017 first-round breeze collect + 2019 second-round breeze pick
G Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh) + 2020 second-round breeze pick
G Calvin Pickard (Colorado)
Wednesday morning during 10 a.m. a Vegas Golden Knights submitted their picks for a NHL’s 2017 enlargement draft, plucking one actor from all 30 existent teams to offer as a substructure for a new franchise. It could drastically change a landscape of a league.
The central register proclamation was done during a NHL’s awards show, hold Wednesday night during 8 p.m. ET, fittingly, in Las Vegas. But already some names are leaking out. Here’s what we know so far, and a best guesses, about a league’s newest franchise.
Check behind around a dusk and modernise for updates. And we can entertain yourself by holding a demeanour during The Post’s ridicule draft, assembled with a assistance of all 30 organisation kick writers, as good as analysis from former Washington Capitals partner GM Frank Provenzano, in a meantime.
The best guesses for who will get picked or traded
TSN’s Bob McKenzie, magnify him now and forever, delivered a must-read Twitter thread this morning laying out all he knows or suspects from today’s register proclamation and indirect trades. (You can review a full thread here.) Pulling from that thread, The Post’s possess stating and that of other NHL kick writers over a march of a day, here are a names we design to be plucked giveaway from their stream teams. Nothing is central until a register is announced this evening, however.
Anaheim (via Bob McKenzie): D Clayton Stoner (and D Shea Theodore around trade)
Calgary (via John Shannon): D Deryk Engelland (He’s an unlimited giveaway representative on Jul 1.)
Chicago (via Frank Seravalli): D Trevor outpost Riemsdyk (and F Marcus Krueger around trade, yet that might have changed following Marian Hossa’s health woes, per Chris Hine)
Dallas (via Jim Toth): F Cody Eakin
Detroit (via Craig Custance): F Tomas Nosek
Edmonton (via John Shannon): D Griffin Reinhart
Florida (via McKenzie): F Jon Marchessault (and McKenzie passes along rumors a Knights might also be holding Rielly Smith as partial of a post-expansion breeze trade, maybe involving a third team)
Minnesota (via Michael Russo): F Eric Haula (and Alex Tuch via trade for Vegas to lay off Matt Dumba, Marco Scandella and Eric Staal)
New York Rangers (via Larry Brooks): F Oscar Lindberg
Pittsburgh (via McKenzie): G Marc-Andre Fleury (and an different breeze collect to guarantee he’s selected)
St. Louis (via Raphael Doucet): F David Perron
San Jose (via Pierre LeBrun): D David Schlemko
Tampa Bay (via McKenzie): D Jason Garrison (and different remuneration to guarantee he’s selected)
Washington (via Isabelle Khurshudyan): D Nate Schmidt
Rumors, rumors everywhere
Seravalli believes a Toronto Maple Leafs are in discussions with a Golden Knights to obtain a top-four defenseman left defenceless by another organisation and will make a trade after a enlargement register is announced. Potential targets embody a Senators’ Marc Methot or a Bruins’ Colin Miller.
This is a form of unfolding that demonstrates the energy wielded by McPhee during a enlargement process. He has been a ability to act as a pull for other teams that covet a actor left defenceless during a breeze process. Essentially, a Knights would name that player, like Methot or Miller above, afterwards auction him off to other teams.
Those trades will not be announced until Thursday, however. So only since a actor is comparison by a Knights Wednesday, it doesn’t meant he’ll be in a dried to start subsequent season.
The Knights comparison some-more than one giveaway representative though a contract
This is surprising, since it could intensity be a rubbish of an enlargement breeze collect if Vegas can’t get a players to sign.
Vegas picked a integrate UFA’s, per Bill Foley, though haven’t sealed them. Still negotiating.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 21, 2017
There was conjecture before to a breeze that Vegas could explain Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, though The Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan reports he is not among that group.
Not Kevin Shattenkirk, btw. https://t.co/DSlZN1J9Xy
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) June 21, 2017
Vegas is going to land a ton of breeze picks
The side deals teams have been negotiating with Golden Knights GM George McPhee figure to be profitable off handsomely for Vegas. In sell for not selecting certain players left defenceless by a enlargement breeze process, a Knights have reportedly collected a outrageous annuity of breeze picks, including a series of first-rounders.
There now might be a sum of during slightest a dozen trades, if not more, in a hopper for VGK. Let’s plead those we know or consider we know.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 21, 2017
My bargain is that VGK have cumulative around trades about 10 breeze picks widespread out over 3 years. So distant anyway.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 21, 2017
Earlier reports indicated a Knights had side deals in place with a Anaheim Ducks (reportedly for Vegas to pass on defensemen Josh Manson and Sami Vatanen), the Columbus Blue Jackets (reportedly to strengthen brazen Josh Anderson, defenseman Jack Johnson and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo), the New York Islanders (reportedly to pass on forwards Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (reportedly to abandon selecting defensemen Slater Koekkoek and Jake Dotchin).
The Knights are going to get a garland of prospects, too
Some teams perplexing to preserve players miss a breeze resources to guarantee their tip defenceless names. Anaheim appears to be one of those teams, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, who tweeted this morning he believes a Ducks will send defenseman Shea Theodore to a Knights in spin for Vegas flitting on Vatanen and Manson. Vegas would instead name 32-year-old defenseman Clayton Stoner, a most reduction appealing piece. That’s a best theory from McKenzie, though any theory by McKenzie is customarily a darned good one.
Let’s start with ANA. The faith is VGK will explain Clayton Stoner, pass on Manson/Vatanen and, in lapse for all that, get Shea Theodore.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 21, 2017
The uniforms are …
Seriously, what’s going on here?
Golden Knights uni reveal. pic.twitter.com/hMH5RULTfo
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) June 21, 2017
Tuesday night a league’s new uniform provided, Adidas, denounced a new-look uniforms for each team, including a entrance unis of a Knights. The Knights’ new threads were soon and roundly mocked.
— Kyle Jahner (@kylejahner) June 21, 2017
VGK uniforms pic.twitter.com/PyN4m6YLql
— Robert Caplette (@TattooedEnigma) June 21, 2017
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