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12-02-2012, 04:36 PM
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For the guidelines given, I wouldn't deviate from the example.
It doesn't really specify what would force a player to be protected. I might be wrong, but I think past expansion drafts had players on ELC's exempt. That takes Couturier, Schenn, Rinaldo, and Read (who might otherwise depend on age). The Flyers would actually run out of forwards to protect, so there's a possibility of a trade there.
Flyers wouldn't leave Bryzgalov open unless they trade for Enroth or Bernier. Plain and simple. They lose far more leverage in a trade afterward. It's unlikely Bryz would get picked, but it's not a chance you can take. If the unthinkable happened, you lose someone you protected having to trade for a goaltender, because Michael Leighton is not an NHL goaltender.
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