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Old 10-12-2019, 06:46 PM   #5
WingaDinga
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Since the NHL allowed 2 skaters and 2 goalies to be protected from both the expansion draft AND the entry draft, who gets protected?

Cincinnati Stingers

We all know that Gretzky signed a "personal services" contract with the Oilers to prevent him from going 1st overall to the Rockies. In this universe, Mark Messier does the same with the Stingers.

Along with Messier, 116 point scorer Robbie Ftorek was the other skater protected. In terms of goalies, Mike Liut and Michel Dion return to the Stingers.

Birmingham Bulls

The Bulls decided to go with their top 2 scorers for protection; Rick Vaive and Michel Goulet. For goalies, they protect Pat Riggin and Wayne Wood. They protected wood because Ernie Wakely retired after the 1978-79 WHA season.
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