First off, big shoutout to all the Dads out there today, especially Troy Crosby and Vladimir Malkin. Without their seed, the Penguins probably don’t win three Stanley Cups over an eight-year span, and Pittsburgh sports are whole lot less fun.
Getting back on subject, the Penguins officially unveiled their protected list for the upcoming expansion draft taking place this Wednesday in Las Vegas.
As you can see, no real surprises. With that said, some people still lost their shit on twitter today when they saw Bryan Rust’s name pop up on the unprotected list.
You gotta be a brain dead human being if you think the Golden Knights are seriously considering anybody other than Marc Andre Fleury here. It’s much easier to replace a guy like Bryan Rust than it is an Olli Maatta or Brian Dumoulin. Those are just facts. That’s why Rust’s name made the unprotected list (even though he will still be a Penguin beyond Wednesday).
Anyways, I’m still looking forward to people being freaking out over Fleury getting drafted by Las Vegas on Wednesday. Other than that, Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there and stay cool. Because it’s hot af outside.