Over the past week or so, we have had a lot of conversation here regarding a hypothetical NHL expansion draft proposed by some at SBN Hockey. Last Thursday, we had to submit the Hurricanes protected player list and exposed three players in the process.
James Mirtle chose the players for the new Quebec Nordiques while Gabe Desjardins selected the players for Winnipeg. After the jump, the good news and the bad news for the Hurricanes.
The good news is that Kostopoulos and Dwyer survived the draft and stay with the Canes. The bad news is that Babchuk was nabbed by Quebec. Here are the complete results of the draft:
Nordique forwards are: Scott Gomez, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Ryan Malone, Chris Kelly, Erik Christensen, Kevin Porter, Steve Bernier, Tim Kennedy, Jordin Tootoo, Tomas Kopecky, Cory Sarich, Colby Armstrong, Justin Williams, Cory Stillman, Ryan Shannon, and Krys Barch.
The Jet forwards are: Michael Ryder, Radim Vrbata, Dan Carcillo, Vernon Fiddler, David Steckel, B.J. Crombeen, Shawn Horcoff, Rob Niedermayer, Scott Nichol, Brian Rolston, Tim Jackman, Drew Miller, Rick Rypien, Jerred Smithson, and Ryan Carter.
Interesting how some teams left higher paid players exposed and others did not. The Nordiques reunited former Canes Justin Williams, Cory Stillman, and Babchuk. Also hard to believe that Kostopoulos could not make the cut, but Caniacs are not complaining.
They will try to pit these two teams against each other in one of the popular video games. See the rest of the story at SBN Hockey.