The first step to our mock draft is to establish the list of players that will be available for the Las Vegas franchise to draft. To do this, we decided to have a blogger from each team represent their own franchise and select the players that will be protected from the Mock Expansion Draft available player pool. To see the rules which were followed to protect players, hit this link.

Due to time constraints, our own Jason Pothier has taken on the task of completely the rosters for each of the remaining teams. Next up is the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Protected Players

The entire list of unprotected players that will be available for Team Lane and Team Pothier to select from can be found here.

To see more team explanations just like this one, check out The Sin Bin Mock Expansion Draft Landing Page.

Special thanks again to Jason Pothier for picking up the slack. Show your appreciation by following @JRPothier on Twitter, and heck, throw us (@SinBinVegas) a follow too while you’re at it.

NOTE: We are using the rules from the 2000 Expansion Draft. Before we pick the teams, we will trim down the protected lists for each team to be more in-line with the discussed rules at the GM Meetings.