Morning Free Association: The Lists Are Out

On Sunday morning, the NHL released the lists of protected players ahead of the expansion draft on Wednesday during the NHL Awards. Among the lists of protected and available players were a few surprises. As for the Bruins protected list, they opted for a somewhat unpopular decision.

Protected Players

David Backes (F)
Patrice Bergeron (F)
David Krejci (F)
Brad Marchand (F)
Riley Nash (F)
David Pastrnak (F)
Ryan Spooner (F)
Zdeno Chara (D)
Torey Krug (D)
Kevan Miller (D)
Tuukka Rask (G)

Available Players
Matt Beleskey (F) Brian Ferlin (F)
Jimmy Hayes (F)
Alex Khokhlachev (F)
Dominic Moore (F)
Tyler Randell (F)
Zac Rinaldo (F)
Tim Schaller (F)
Drew Stafford (F)
Linus Arnesson (D)
Chris Casto (D)
Tommy Cross (D)
Alex Grant (D)
John-Michael Liles (D)
Adam McQuaid (D)
Colin Miller (D)
Joe Morrow (D)
Anton Khudobin (G)
Malcolm Subban (G)

Belesky was exposed, which is not surprising because he had a bad injury-filled season. And Donny decided to protect Killer over Chiller. Some people had issues with this.

Nobody took issue with McQuaid being exposed. I guess everyone’s sick of a McQuaid in the Box.

It doesn’t help that the Vegas Golden Knights twitter is on point and has been trolling fans about whom they should take from their teams:

Thankfully, one player who has won Twitter again and again tried to help them out with their decision about another team in the Flortheast:

Let’s hope they take his advice.

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