The NHL is prepared to announce an expansion team by July at the latest, and the 30 current teams in the league will be forced to say good-bye to at least one of their players in that event.
There’s steam gaining behind an announcement of a Las Vegas franchise, and the hockey blog ‘The Hockey Writers’ tackled the prospect of seeing a player from each teaming leaving and heading to the Las Vegas [Insert Name Here]. The Hockey Writers chose David Desharnais as the No. 1 centre for the team, while they tabbed Mike Fisher as the centreman for the No. 2 spot.
You can see their full team projection here.
However, that’s not the only potential loss the team could see. Elliotte Friedman reports that Scott Mellanby could leave the Habs front office to take a bigger role with the new team. The 49-year-old has been working with Marc Bergevin since 2012 as the director of player personnel for the team.