New York Islanders Revised Expansion Draft Team

May 31, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA: General overall view of the T-Mobile Arena exterior with the marquee featuring the Iron Maiden Book of Souls Tour on Las Vegas Blvd. on the Las Vegas strip. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
May 31, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA: General overall view of the T-Mobile Arena exterior with the marquee featuring the Iron Maiden Book of Souls Tour on Las Vegas Blvd. on the Las Vegas strip. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 13, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) carries the Stanley Cup onto the field before the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 13, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) carries the Stanley Cup onto the field before the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Metropolitan Division

Carolina Hurricanes

At 34-years-old Stempniak is on the wrong side of 30. But his 40 points this season make him a desirable target for Vegas. And with a $2.5 million cap hit through this year minimizes much of the risk that Vegas is taking.. Carolina Hurricanes. . Lee Stempniak. F

Columbus Blue Jackets

William Karlsson. F. With 25 points last season William Karlsson was a great depth player for the Blue Jackets. And he’s only 24-years-old. He’ll be even better with what should be an increase in ice time with the Vegas Golden Knights. With a $1 million cap hit there’s no reason to pass him up.. Columbus Blue Jackets.

New Jersey Devils

. Mike Cammalleri. F. Cammalleri has been a good soldier for a terrible terrible New Jersey team. Last season wasn’t a great one, where he scored only 31 points in 61 games played and with a $5 million cap hit it’s understandable to see why the Devils didn’t protect him. He’s years removed from the 82 point player he was in 2008-09, but getting someone who can net 45-50 points and help the young crop of rookies that are about to head to Vegas is a great move.. New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

Without rumors of a deal between the Islanders and the Golden Knights Kulemin wouldn’t have been our choice. But as we get closer to the Golden Knights deadline for selecting a team Kulemin is emerging as the player leaving the island for the desert.. New York Islanders. . Nikolai Kulemin. F

New York Rangers

G. With a 26-16-8 record while backing up Henrik Lundqvist this season Antti Raanta can’t be passed up by the Golden Knights. His .92SV% and 2.26 GAA makes him even more appealing. Oh, and he carries a $1 million salary cap hit. Raanta seems like a no-brainer for Vegas.. New York Rangers. . Antti Raanta

Philadelphia Flyers

D. It’s been a while since Del Zotto was putting up 30-40 points in a season. But he’s only 26 -years-old. He’s just entering his prime years as a defender in the NHL. He was earning $3.875 before becoming a UFA this season. Vegas will have to sign him, but a deal between $3.5 million to $4 million seems reasonable.. Philadelphia Flyers. . Michael Del Zotto

Pittsburgh Penguins

Is there any doubt that Vegas takes the three-time Stanley Cup champion in the expansion draft? Matt Murray has usurped him as the number one in Pittsburgh, but Flower is still a solid goaltender. Last season he played in 38 games putting up a 18-10-7 with a .909 SV% and 3.03 GAA. In the playoffs, he went 9-6 with an outstanding .924SV% and 2.56GAA.. Pittsburgh Penguins. . Marc-Andre Fleury. G

Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals. . Nate Schmidt. D. This season Schmidt has been a great presence for the Capitals on the blue line. Not great enough to get past Pittsburgh, but I digress. He’s young and could be had for a fairly cheap price. His expired ELC worth $852,000 on the cap will be upgraded, but something between $1.5 million to $2 million per year would be a nice fit.

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