Jun 2, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bcarlo25</b></div><div>Both of them are horrible. I have nick 17th on my forward depth chart if pasta is healthy.</div></div>
Let me guess: Pastrnak, Marchand, Bergeron, Krejci, Kase, Studnicka, Debrusk, Bjork, Coyle, Kuraly, Wagner, Lindholm, Frederic, Nordstrom, Senyshyn, and Kuhlman are above him? (in no particular order)
We're stacked on forwards and have an underrated core of prospects so I guess I get seeing Ritchie as expendable.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>lee67</b></div><div>Calgary: 7-3
Forwards: Tkachuk, Gaudreau, Monahan, Backlund, Lucic (lol), Lindholm, Dube
Defense: Hanifin, Andersson, Kylington
Top Players Left: Bennett, Mangiapane, Giordano, Brodie, Hamonic, Valimaki, Talbot
Result: Flames Trade 24th Overall Pick and a 2022 1st Round Pick to Protect Mangiapane, Giordano, and Valimaki
Seattle Selects: TJ Brodie
If the expansion draft is this fall, Calgary wouldn't have to protect Valimaki and would need to protect Giordano because of his NTC. TJ Brodie is a UFA after this season so why would Seattle want draft him? Mangiapane is highly regarded in Calgary as well. I would project that he's part of the 7 forwards protected in the draft and definitely over Dube. Kylington would be exposed.
My expansion protection would be:
Forwards: Tkachuk, Gaudreau, Monahan, Backlund (NTC), Lucic (NTC), Lindholm, Mangiapane
Defense: Hanifin, Andersson, Giordano
Top Players Left: Brodie (UFA), Hamonic (UFA) Talbot (UFA) Bennett, Dube.
I'm sure that the Flames would ask Lucic to waive his NTC so they could protect Bennett or just simply buy him out. Giving up two first rounders is way too much for any team to give up.
So my question is who would you take now.</div></div>
Probably Dube, but I would still consider Brodie