Imagine that the NHL decided to contract 6 teams to get the league to 24. The six teams contracted are: Phoenix, Florida, Atlanta, New Jersey, Columbus, Nashville.
The NHL annonces a contraction draft for the remaining 24 teams where they can pick any player from the six teams without cap ramifications (But they still have to pay their current salary). Using the current standings the Oilers would pick first, Ottawa wold pick 2nd.
Pick who would Ottawa would select 2nd overall (Also if possible include the next 2 choices). Whoever has the highest will be selected. Tomorrow NY Islanders will make their pick and each day someone else will to determine hypotheticaly what would happen.
We'll also do this on each teams SN blog.
Picks so far:
1. Edmonton- Rick Nash
My Personal Pick: Shea Weber