I think the Hockey News has a similar exercise in this month's issue and on their website. They had Demers represent one expansion team, and Gord Stellick the other in a mock draft. If it does happen, there's bound to be lots of pre-draft deals to recoup something for unprotectable assets rather than lose them. Either way, if the Leafs protect Kadri at the expense of a guy like Mac or Kulemin then I would lose my mind.
Yeah I think an expansion team would grab lombardi and connolly assuming two teams. I think worrying about protecting the frattins and kadri's would not be an issue buying life for steckel, mcclem and brown. In both cases I could see the expansion team trying to extend them and if not, then dealing them at the deadline. Which is probably what we will do (dealing).