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SBN Expansion Exercise Update

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Last week we opened the floor to debate on who the Penguins should protect from the fictional expansion draft they're putting on over at SBN NHL.  I ended up submitting our list with what most seemed to agree upon: Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis and Arron Asham would be the bubble players that we protected.

It seems our fearless leader, Travis Hughes (formely of Broad Street Bullies) "accidentally" put prize prospect Eric Tangradi, and defenseman Ben Lovejoy on the unprotected list. Both of those players have played under 49 NHL games, making them ineligible to be claimed.  Some mistake, huh?  Travis claims it was just that, and we'll give him a pass since neither player was picked up.  Surely we would have bumped Tangradi over a middle-aged plugger like Asham, so I'm glad that nothing came out of the accident.

In fact, no Penguins were selected at all to the new teams in Winnipeg and Quebec.  Check it out here to see who they grabbed up- some surprisingly decent names out there that teams were looking to dump, given their salaries. 

Next up they're going to sim a game between the two expansion teams.  Who do you like better?  No offense to friend of the blog James Mirtle (who served as Winnipeg's GM) but I have to give the nod to the Quebec squad.   Turns out I missed reading comprehension day, as Mirtle actually drafted the Quebec team, which I think is the stronger of the two.  Whoops!