1. Does Ekman-Larsson already qualify as one of my players if i dont keep him as a prospect? (do i have to protect him to keep him on my team?)
2. When are we starting this draft?
1. yes, you need to protect ekman-larsson in order to keep him.
2. the draft can start at anytime (though the official time clock doesn't begin until tomorrow at 5:00). essentially, you have the first pick - so feel free to announce it when you are ready.