Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

Javier Burns | 19 June, 2017, 00:45

There are plenty of big days coming up as the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft rapidly approaches, but Saturday is one of the biggest so far. One of the teams that has reportedly shipped their first-rounder to Vegas is the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Teams have until Saturday at 5 p.m. ET to submit a list of players protected from exposure to the Golden Knights - either seven forwards, three defencemen and one goaltender or eight skaters and a goalie.

According to a report last month from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Blues have chose to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goalie. "Still some time between now and tomorrow when we have to submit our list, so things can change between now and then", Wilson said on Friday.

For the Washington Capitals, there was no suspense on Sunday morning, as The Post reported their protection list on Saturday afternoon.

The NHL announced on Sunday the available and protected lists for the 30 teams who will provide players to the Golden Knights.

"People have identified people on other clubs they'd like to have", McPhee said. In exchange, McPhee was intent on stockpiling draft picks to help spur the franchise's growth through youth. That leaves Kevin Klein as the single necessary blueliner exposed, even as the 32-year-old with a $2.9 million cap hit for next year contemplates retirement.

St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo looks on as his team plays the Nashville Predators during the third period at Scottrade Center.

OpenIV 'Grand Theft Auto' modding tool shut down by Take-Two Interactive
The reaction from the gaming community was as swift as it was one-sided in its near universal condemnation of the takedown. Given the extreme backlash, whatever harm was caused to gamers themselves by the modding tool must be minimal at worst.

The best-case scenario for the Hurricanes is to get their number of National Hockey League goalies down to two by encouraging Vegas or another team to take on Ward or Lack.

The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft will take place Wednesday as the Las Vegas Golden Knights begin to fill out their roster.

Among those left unprotected, and available to the Golden Knights in the draft, were goalies Cam Ward and Eddie Lack, forwards Lee Stempniak and Joakim Nordstrom, and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck.

The Golden Knights must select one player from each presently existing team.

Some reports have trickled out, and there have been musings from well-connected media members that Vegas may already have as many as three first-round picks in its back pocket.

"I don't think this process is any different than, say, a free agency process or a trade deadline process where there's a lot of talk leading up to the anointed hour and then activity happens". He'll be the protected goalie, putting Cam Ward and Eddie Lack on the expansion list. Their coach, Gerard Gallant, was sacked by the Panthers just 22 games into the 2016-2017 season after leading the team to a club record 47 wins and 103 points in 2015-2016.

Andy Andreoff, left wing: Eligible to become a restricted free agent July 1. Youngsters Connor McDavid and Darnell Nurse don't meet the minimum pro experience criteria, so they're automatically protected and don't need to be exposed.

Recommended

  • Six police killed in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters

    Six police killed in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters

    US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would present options on Afghanistan to President Donald Trump "very soon". Taliban took responsibility of the incident and said that Afghan soldier who killed USA soldiers belonged to Taliban group.
    Team NZ easily take first race

    Team NZ easily take first race

    Two races are scheduled on both days this weekend, beginning at 14:12 local time (1:12pm ET). Emirates Team New Zealand faces Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing m.

    Clippers make plans to build arena near Inglewood stadium project

    The old Forum is right next to the Rams stadium project meaning Inglewood would have two state of the art arenas in the same city. The front of the arena is littered with statues honoring great Lakers and Kings players from Magic Johnson to Wayne Gretzky.
  • John Avildsen, Director Of Rocky, Dies At 81

    John Avildsen, Director Of Rocky, Dies At 81

    Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. He received an Oscar nomination in 1983 for his documentary short film Traveling Hopefully .
    Saudi carrier seeks to poach Qatar Airways crews

    Saudi carrier seeks to poach Qatar Airways crews

    He insisted Qatar's position is not directly to support Hamas as such, but to support the Palestinian people in general. The new flights have increased Iranian air traffic by 17 per cent, the official state news agency has reported .

    Israel approves largest West Bank construction in 25 years

    The Palestinians want these areas - along with the Gaza Strip - for the establishment of a future Palestinian state. Bennett reminded the naysayers that while they may disagree with his conclusion, most Israelis do not.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris:

    Sen. Kamala Harris: "When we use our voices, we've got the power".

    Over on CBS' Late Show , Stephen Colbert brought up Miller's treatment of Harris in his monologue about Sessions' testimony. Bila fired back and noted that all of the women around the table of " The View " interrupt one another constantly.
    Dembele scores winner as 10-man France beats England 3-2

    Dembele scores winner as 10-man France beats England 3-2

    Djibril Sidibe also got on the global scoresheet for the first time to put France in front two minutes before half-time. HARRY KANE scored twice last night but England crashed to a sloppy defeat against ten-man France .

    Congressman Williams staff member one of multiple shot in Virginia

    Video from the scene broadcast on CNN showed Williams being taken from the field in a stretcher. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was also among those who were shot.
  • Mistrial declared in Cosby case

    Mistrial declared in Cosby case

    In Cosby's case, that could have involved the more than 60 other women who have accused him of assaults dating to the 1960s. But prosecutors immediately said they would seek a second trial, which O'Neill suggested could start within four months.
    Fox News drops 'Fair and Balanced' slogan

    Fox News drops 'Fair and Balanced' slogan

    Ailes stepped down shortly after, but the network could not shake allegations of a hostile work environment. The catchphrase, coined by late Fox founder Roger Ailes , has been used at Fox since its founding in 1996.

    US oil production seen thwarting OPEC effort to boost prices

    The dilemma facing the Saudis is encapsulated by China , the world's largest crude oil importer and the Saudis biggest customer. Benchmark Brent crude settled 43 cents higher at $48.72 a barrel while USA light crude settled up 38 cents to $46.46 a barrel.

What did Trump change about the Cuba policy? Some of those new groups came under intense pressure during detente, particularly after Obama's May 2016 visit to the island. President Donald #trump announced a rollback in Obama-era #Cuba policies at a rally in Little Havana, Miami Friday afternoon.

Gareth Bale savours Real Madrid's Champions League final win in Cardiff Gareth Bale savours Real Madrid's Champions League final win in Cardiff They came away as losers for the seventh time in nine European Cup finals having also lost to Barcelona in 2015. Juventus equalised in the 27th minute with a volley by Mandzukic .

Russian Federation defeats New Zealand at 1st Match of FIFA Confederations Cup Russian Federation  defeats New Zealand at 1st Match of FIFA Confederations Cup The goal was initially awarded to Denis Glushakov before it was ruled as an own goal upon review. Still, the Russians secured the three points they needed to.

Top Republican Congressman, 3 Others Shot When Gunman Opens Fire But he will remain in the hospital for "a considerable period of time " and faces additional operations. On Wednesday night, Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump , visited Scalise at the hospital.

Gunman's Widow Hadn't Spoken With Him Before He left Home Contacted by AL.com on Friday, Brooks said he has been told to refer all questions to the Capitol Police for comment. He spewed left-wing talking points on Facebook , consistently railing against Republicans and the wealthy.

Teams draft local baseball players Teams draft local baseball players Senior righty Nick Eicholtz , who was drafted in the 13th round a year ago after his junior season, was also undrafted. Wenson was also drafted previous year , in the 39th round and opted to return to school.

Mike Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia-probe inquiries Mike Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia-probe inquiries He dismissed as "phony" the idea that his campaign colluded with any Russian effort to sway the 2016 election . But he did not hire a counsel during the investigation and subsequent impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Trump set to roll back Obama policy on Cuba Trump set to roll back Obama policy on Cuba Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who was played a key role in pushing for Trump's changes, was expected to attend along with U.S. The trips were made easier by the resumption of scheduled commercial air service from the USA for the first time in decades.

Trump Says Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Dead From Injuries Trump Says Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Dead From Injuries She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle , drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, described the gunman to reporters as a middle-aged white male wearing a blue shirt and possibly jeans.

CVS wants to delay Marsh sale amid new buyer agreement CVS wants to delay Marsh sale amid new buyer agreement Marsh sold its pharmacy assets to CVS in April, and had agreed not to allow pharmacies in stores that had them for five years. A Kroger subsidiary made an offer on 11 Marsh stores, including this one in Indianapolis, at Monday's bankruptcy auction.

Chinese insurer reportedly detained amid financial probe Chinese insurer reportedly detained amid financial probe This comes just a week after Anbang denied a report from the Financial Times that Wu had been barred from leaving China. Anbang is also rumoured to have a host of politically connected investors, but its ownership structure remains opaque.

U.S. inflation falls in May on dip in gasoline prices U.S.  inflation falls in May on dip in gasoline prices That has led some retailers, including Macy's M.N , Sears SHLD.O and Abercrombie & Fitch ANF.N to announce shop closures. Over the past 12 months, consumer prices are up 1.9 per cent while core inflation has risen 1.7 per cent.

G7 Environmental Summit kicks off on Sunday but USA leaves early Trump calls the pact unfair to the US , saying it would hurt the economy while doing next to nothing to prevent global warming. But U.S. business leaders in many sectors, including energy, technology and manufacturing, have embraced the treaty.

Rallies Against Islamic Law Draw Counter-Protests Across US About twice as many counter-protesters marshaled across the street. "We were born in the United States and we're going to stay". Mike Lacey of Harrisburg protested the anti-Sharia march, although he wasn't dressed in black like most other participants.

Bayern Munich Prepare Alexis Sanchez Bid, Latest Rumours Bayern Munich Prepare Alexis Sanchez Bid, Latest Rumours Manchester City have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez during the summer transfer window. Arsenal are reluctant to do business with a Premier League rival, particularly when their best player is involved.