For Winnipeg, I took the 8 and 1 approach, my protection list is as follows.
Dustin Byfuglien (NMC)
Toby Enstrom (NMC)
I went 8-1 because Enstrom and Byfuglien have to be protected (NMC) and I think the Jets significantly overvalue Tyler Myers and you can't just lose Jacob Trouba for nothing regardless of if his future is in Winnipeg or not.
With the forwards, I decided to keep mostly veteran players because the Jets have more than enough in the pipeline even if it's not ready today to replace an Adam Lowery or Joel Armia and Marko Dano has not lived up to his draft pedigree and in my opinion not worth protecting at this point.
The Jets benefit significantly by having players like Laine and Ehlers exempt from the draft completely making their choices significantly easier than I expected them to be.
Connor Hellybuyck is the future in goal for the Jets and while his previous season's numbers may at least lead to some questions you simply can't walk away from him when we know Hutchinson is a 1B at best.
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