JM_ Posted December 7, 2016 Share Posted December 7, 2016 So Benning said yesterday that he isn't going to ask any of our guys with NTCs to waive at this years deadline. 1040 is freaking out, but is there some sound logic to Bennings decision? What does it mean for the expansion draft? The players are: Sedins Loui Burr Hansen Edler Miller The Sedins might waive for next season when a team can take on 50% of their salary, so no point in asking them this year. Loui - still a great winger and we need veteran guys like that Burr - the return is likely very low and it does make sense to leave him with Bo and continue Bo's development Edler - with 2 more years after this one, not many teams willing to take that on, plus he is still one of our top pairing guys Hansen - who doesn't love the honey badger? But here's where the decision gets interesting - if Hansen isn't going to be traded, then he's going to be protected for the Vegas draft since you have to assume he's not going to be exposed for no return. But with Dorsett injured, and Rodin possibly not coming back in time to get enough games in to qualify for the draft then how do we meet the expansion requirements? One of Granny or Baer will have to be exposed, probably, Baer, and we're going to see a lot of Megna and Chaput for the rest of this season, and really compared to other teams thats not really bad at all given how Baer has under performed. I think looking at it this way its hardly a set your hair on fire comment by Benning, it just means we're not ready to trade the twins yet and we're keeping Hansen. It also means they are going to probably try to extend Miller, and if its at 1/2 the current salary and for one year at a time its not a horrible move either if Marky is given the #1 job next year. Expansion requirements: Forwards : 2 under contract in 2017-18, AND played in 40 or more NHL games last season, OR played in 70 or more NHL games in the last two seasons Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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