Hey, all! Well, here we are. NHL Expansion is merely a few days away and teams have now released their protected lists for the Vegas Golden Knights to contemplate. With that, we have plenty of content to share with you today so let’s get things kicked off right with our daily Altitude Check.
Here’s what's in the news for Monday, June 19, 2017.
Winnipeg Jets’ notes:
In case you’ve been living under some sort of rock, here’s the Jets’ protection list. Sorry, Marko Dano. [Jets.com, AIH]
The big news is that Tobias Enstrom has waived his no-movement clause. Here’s hoping Vegas chooses to go a different route. [WFP]
Percocet. Molly, Percocet. Shout out to Future because you have to be on something stronger than lean to believe that Antti Raanta is worth Jacob Trouba. [The Hockey Writers]
Here’s a little Q & A style Expansion Draft primer courtesy of your friends at Arctic Ice Hockey. [AIH]
Around the NHL:
Spend Monday morning building your very own Vegas Golden Knights squad. [SB Nation]
Welcome to Vegas, Marcus Kruger and Trevor van Riemsdyk. [Second City Hockey]
Hockey Wilderness is defending the Minnesota Wild protecting Jonas Brodin over Matt Dumba as though that even deserves to be defended. [Hockey Wilderness]
Our pals at Lighthouse Hockey are trying to make sense of what the New York Islanders are doing under Garth Snow. [Lighthouse Hockey]
This is George McPhee’s world, we’re all just living in it. [TSN]
Nathan Beaulieu was traded to the Buffalo Sabres this weekend and he seemed to be on board with the plan. [Sportsnet]
The Calgary Flames also made a move this weekend, trading for goaltender Mike Smith. [Puck Daddy]
Finally, here’s the best from Twitter after the protection lists were announced. [Sportsnet]