Thread: Speculation: Expansion
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03-10-2013, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by WantEggRoll View Post
From Bonk's example Ottawa has 16 unprotected players. There would likely only be 2 expansion teams being adding to the league looking to add what 23 players each? If each team puts up close to the same number of players then that is 480 players for 2 teams to select 46 players out of. I've never seen an expansion draft occur (was 5 or so when Ottawa came to town), so not sure if my math is exactly right here, but does that not make it very unlikely that Ottawa would lose many players?
Depends on what you feel about our depth. If this happens in two years and guys like Silfverberg, Stone or Zibanejad need to be protected all of a sudden Smith, Condra and Greening get the short stick. I don't see many situations where a guy like Greening or Smith don't get picked up...though 2 years from now we might be protecting Smith over Neil.

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