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Expansion Draft Extravaganza: Vote on San Jose’s protection method

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How many players should the Sharks protect?

2016 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The NHL’s Expansion Draft is just over a week away, and Fear the Fin’s Expansion Draft Extravaganza is kicking into high gear! Thank you to everyone who submitted a protection list and wrote a Fanpost, as they will be put to use over the next ten days or so.

But we still need your help! Over the next two days, you and your fellow readers will determine 1) how many players San Jose will protect and 2) who San Jose will protect via a site-wide vote.

Today, we’re figuring out the former. San Jose’s options for their protected list are as follows, per the NHL’s official rules:

a) Seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender

b) Eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goaltender

So put yourself in Doug Wilson’s shoes! What should the Sharks do? You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight to vote for the Sharks’ protection method.

Poll

How many players should the Sharks protect in the Expansion Draft?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Seven forwards, three defensemen, one goaltender
    (213 votes)
  • 35%
    Eight skaters (forwards/defensemen), one goaltender
    (115 votes)
328 votes total Vote Now

Tomorrow, we’ll hold a vote determining which players will be protected in our site-wide mock expansion draft. Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the Expansion Draft Extravaganza:

  • Tomorrow, June 13: Vote on San Jose’s protected list.
  • Tomorrow, June 13: Vote on which player to pick from each team in the Central.
  • Thursday, June 15: Vote on which player to pick from each team in the Pacific.
  • Saturday, June 17: Vote on which player to pick from each team in the Atlantic.
  • Monday, June 19: Vote on which player to pick from each team in the Metropolitan.
  • Wednesday, June 21: Unveil Fear the Fin’s iteration of the Vegas Golden Knights.