When Commissioner Gary Bettman officially announced the NHL's first expansion team since 2000 would be based in Las Vegas, Nevada nearly a year ago, the idea of hockey mixed with the glitz and glamour of the desert may have been hard to believe.
This is a collaboration between Vegas Golden Knights writers Thomas Conroy and Shayna Goldman analyzing the 2017 Expansion Draft by each division.
Now it's on Golden Knights general manager George McPhee to spend the next three days poring over the list of available players as the team selects one from each of the NHL's 30 teams. Louis minimized risk of watching a key contributor walk out the door as a member of the newly formed Vegas Golden Knights come Wednesday night, when the expansion draft takes place.
So, look for the Kings to protect only the best of the best Sunday, when the lists are revealed.
Without making a deal before Saturday's afternoon trade freeze went into effect, the Rangers submitted a protection list of 11 players to the National Hockey League and NHLPA for the expansion draft that will be formally revealed - along with those of 29 other teams - at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Possible Storm in the Gulf Next Week
Meteorologist still don't have a clear idea on where it will go, how fast it will travel, and exactly how strong it will get. Regardless of the development, the NHC warned of heavy rains over the Cayman Islands over the next few days.
The San Jose Sharks are a team in transition as they have gone as far as possible in the playoffs with this group of players.
Defenseman Klas Dahlbeck, who was signed to a one-year, $850,000 contract after the season, could be the D-man exposed.
The Wild have an atypical run-up to the Entry Draft as they don't have picks in the first or second round. Ryan has five years left on a seven-year $50.8 million contract and represents a $7-plus-million cap hit. The annual awards ceremonies will be held in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
As this lost season drags on, and even the ice grows exhausted of the Edmonton Oilers skating on it, I'm noticing more goals against where the entire Oilers team just doesn't look sharp.
Golden Knights submit expansion draft picks by 10 a.m.to the NHL and NHL Players Association.
Clippers nearing plans build arena near Inglewood
The Rams aren't involved in the Clippers' arena project, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The Los Angeles Clippers are looking at moving out of Staples Center and building their own stadium in Inglewood.
Several reports have the Knights obtaining Columbus' first-round draft pick, the 24th overall, in exchange for bypassing in selecting a Blue Jackets player from a short list. Whether they then elect to trade him to a team that needs a goalie (like Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary or.gulp, Philly) or keep him for themselves (which TSN's Ray Ferraro thinks they will do), Fleury has the most value for a new team.
Deadline for each Club to simultaneously submit its Protection List to Central Registry and the NHLPA (5 p.m. ET). Among the juicier ones: The Tennessean's Adam Vignan reports that the Nashville Predators might protect Calle Jarnkrok, potentially exposing James Neal.
It certainly took a lot of pressure off of the organization to not pursue a trade and thats really what we wanted to do, GM Jim Rutherford said.
Andy Andreoff, left wing: Eligible to become a restricted free agent July 1. If they have any intention of competing next season - and they do - they'll need a puck-mover on the back end.
'Rocky' and 'The Karate Kid' director John Avildsen dead at 81
In The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II and The Karate Kid Part III , Avildsen directed Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. Avildsen's other films included the critically hailed drama-thriller " Joe " (1970), starring Susan Sarandon and Peter Boyle.