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gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Oct 20 @ 10:19 AM ET
I will be doing the write up for Detroit soon for the Seattle bloggers expansion draft. Not that there’s any hard decisions to make but just want to crowd source some protection lists. Who would you guys protect?
- Feds91Stammer

Larkin
Mantha
Bertuzzi
Namestnikov
Fabbri
Rasmussen
Smith

Hronek
Lindstrom
Stetcher

Greiss
porkchops1977
Detroit Red Wings
Joined: 07.23.2013

Oct 20 @ 11:41 AM ET
Larkin
Mantha
Bertuzzi
Namestnikov
Fabbri
Rasmussen
Smith

Hronek
Lindstrom
Stetcher

Greiss

- gergeswillems


Is Zadina exempt from being protected?
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: "China was as proactive as possible" - Rinosaur, SC
Joined: 02.01.2012

Oct 20 @ 11:49 AM ET
Is Zadina exempt from being protected?
- porkchops1977

Yes.
Sven22
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Joined: 12.24.2007

Oct 20 @ 2:22 PM ET
I will be doing the write up for Detroit soon for the Seattle bloggers expansion draft. Not that there’s any hard decisions to make but just want to crowd source some protection lists. Who would you guys protect?
- Feds91Stammer


Super obvious protects:
Larkin
Mantha
Bertuzzi
Hronek
Greiss

Very likely protects
Namestnikov
Fabbri
Stecher

The rest
Uh, at this point probably whichever two of Svechnikov, Rasmussen, Smith, Timashov, and Hirose show the most promise after this season, plus whichever of Lindstrom or Cholowski has the better season. So if I had to pick today, maybe Ras, Svech, Lindstrom?

Hilariously, I think the hardest thing about putting together a protection list is just making sure Detroit will actually have enough unprotected players that meet the minimum exposure requirements (2 forwards and 1 defenseman under contract through at least 2022 and played at least 40 games next season or 70 games this season plus last).

Nielsen should make that benchmark easily (he only has to play 10 games this season) but the Red Wings have no other forwards under contract beyond this season who would likely be left unprotected. Timashov would count if he's signed for at least two years and plays at least 26 games this year.

Meanwhile, assuming Stecher is protected, DeKeyser is the only draft-eligible defender under contract through 2022 and due to last season's injury he'd need to play 40 games this year in order to make the exposure requirement (hardly a guarantee).

Assuming exposing any of Fabbri, Namestnikov, or Stecher are not palatable options Yzerman may need to either extend some current UFAs midseason or trade for a couple of bargain-basement vets with an extra year of term left just to satisfy the exposure requirements, depending on whether or not any of Nielsen, DeKeyser, Timashov, or others make the minimum exposure requirements.
Jeremy Laura
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: MI
Joined: 01.26.2016

Oct 20 @ 6:05 PM ET
Hey guys, just a quick note. Not doing well and dealing with some medical stuff. I will have a new post soon, I’m so sorry for the delay. Fall weather man, it’s a bear!
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Oct 20 @ 8:40 PM ET
Hey guys, just a quick note. Not doing well and dealing with some medical stuff. I will have a new post soon, I’m so sorry for the delay. Fall weather man, it’s a bear!
- Jeremy Laura


YOU ARE DOING FINE !
Jeremy Laura
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: MI
Joined: 01.26.2016

Oct 20 @ 10:52 PM ET
YOU ARE DOING FINE !

- HenryHockey


Thanks H2! Finally got the post up. Going to get more meds and lay down!
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