Dec 19, 2018
Oct 26, 1996
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>J2W</b></div><div>"All players who have accrued two or less professional seasons at the end of the 2016-17 season (rules are from the Vegas draft change it to 2020-21), as well as all unsigned draft choices appearing on the teams reserve list, will be exempt from the upcoming expansion draft." So Suzuki and Poehling, with only 2 seasons, 19/20 and 20/21, until expansion, are guaranteed to be exempt.
As for lines I would go with
Suzuki gets eased in a little by having a solid defensive C in Danault and a good veteran in Tatar, I do worry about the amount of ice time he would be getting. Kotkaniemi gets some talented offensive wingers to help him put up some points and get ready for more important minutes, Domi can also take some draws if needed and Gallagher is reasonably helpful defensively. Hopefully this line would be able to ease the minutes the Danault line would be playing. Drouin gets weaker defensive assignments which should help him, and Poehling by extension, put up some decent point totals, while Byron helps balance out Drouin's less than stellar dzone play. 4th line is just a good set of bottom 6 guys who should be able to eat some serious dzone starts and push play fairly well.</div></div>
Suzuki is already really reliable on defense as well as poehling