Hockey Betting Sites Maul over Expansion DraftPosted by: Charlie Smith
We may be diving headfirst into the online NHL betting offseason, but now is no time to take any sports wagering breaks. This Wednesday, the NHL will hold an expansion draft to welcome the newest addition to the league. The Las Vegas Golden Knights are ready to join the National Hockey League and will compete as the 15th team in the Western Conference and 8th in the Pacific. But first, they’ll get to choose players from around the league.
2017 NHL Expansion Draft
The expansion draft will allow the Golden Knights to go around the league and select a single player from each team. Albeit, each club is afforded the ability to protect several of their players. The rules for the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft are as follows:
Teams can employ two different options in order to protect their players. They can choose to protect;
Additionally, any player who has a ‘No Movement’ clause that is active and binding at the time of the draft will be exempt from selection and will count towards that club’s applicable protection limit. However, players can waive that clause and open themselves up for electability.
All 1st and 2nd year players will be excused from the draft and will not count towards each teams applicable protection limit.
However, in addition to rules for protection there are also rules to ensure that teams leave a good share of their talent available for picking. Essentially, each team must have;
In addition to restrictions and rules for the teams who are offering up players, Las Vegas will also have to comply with some online NHL betting guidelines. These include:
Hockey betting sites will continue to cover the Expansion Draft leading up to the event this Wednesday.