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06-27-2013, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur View Post
If I remember right, the lack of success from the earlier expansion entrants caused the league to change the expansion rules for Anaheim and Florida.

Someone else can hopefully fill in those details.
San Jose, Tampa, and Ottawa raised holy hell about the goaltending standard in particular. It had been set up so that each team would have to expose a goalie who had played at least 1 game the year prior, which is how guys like Ray Leblanc ended up with an NHL record.

Florida and Anaheim were allowed to select and fill out their rosters, and then expose a set number of players for those three to take. Tampa took Glenn Healy from Anaheim, then traded him to New York. Ottawa took Dennis Vial from Anaheim and kept him. Tampa Bay took Daren Puppa from Florida and kept him. San Jose declined to participate.

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