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Protect Players - Washington Capitals

Step 1: Select a team:

  • Click on a team's logo to view that team's roster.

Step 2: Select protection rule:

  • Teams can protect either:
  • 7 forwards, 3 defence and 1 goalie
  • -OR-
  • 8 skaters (forwards and defence) and 1 goalie

Step 3: Select which players you would protect:

  • All players who have a "No Move" clause at the time of the Expansion Draft must be protected.
  • All first and second-year professionals will be exempt from the draft and therefore do not have to be protected.
  • NOTE: The players you protect cannot be drafted to the new expansion team. Therefore, when you run the Expansion Draft Simulator, your protected players will be safe and will not appear in the list of Available Players.

Step 4: Share your picks:

  • Once you have saved a valid team, you can share your picks on twitter or text/email a link.

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