Enstrom, Myers, 4-4-1,7-3-1 have all been done to death.
This 2nd page has really went off the rails rehashing the same thoughts from the same people. I even joined in myself with regards to Enstrom, finding myself typing in previous responses verbatim to past posts.
Rather shocked to see 12,000 people looked at this over 24 hours, but few commented.
I'm hoping for some insight on:
1) Players likely unprotected from the other 29 teams
2) What 30 players Vegas then selects from the above list
3) What 7 players Vegas then trades to bring their roster to 23 & what they will be looking for to build their farm system
4) What Jets forwards/prospects we use as currency to trade for either the goaltenders & defensemen that Vegas has acquired.
So far we spoke of Pittsburgh, the Islanders & Minnesota. 26 more to go!
Anaheim: Bieksa has a NMC...you buy him out and protect 4D - Vatanen, Lindholm, Fowler and Manson? But then Anaheim doesn't have any D that meet the exposure requirements. And they can only protect 4 forwards - and Perry, Getzlaf and Kesler all have NMCs so they can only protect 1 of: Silfverberg, Cogliano and Rakell. What's their final list look like? You have to think they're going to either make some trades or make a deal with Vegas. I think it'll be a pick/prospect and Vegas takes Cogliano.
Arizona: Wow...who cares? This team can protect what few decent players it has and expose nothing but unadulterated crap to Vegas. But! Maybe we can send them something for something - Myers for a pick and/or an exempt forward or defense prospect? Wood? DeAngelo?
Boston seems straightforward. D protect Chara (NMC), Krug and McQuaid. F protect Backes, Krejci, Bergeron (all NMCs), Pasternak, Marchand, Spooner, Belesky(? or Hayes?). Exposed: D - C. Miller, K. Miller, Morrow, Casto, Arneson; F - Hayes, Nash, Schaller, Randall, Ferlin; G - Khudobin, Subban.