In case people were wondering if the list of then 13 protected players by the Ducks for the January 20th expansion draft were going to be public...they're not.
"We don't make the protected list public, only the player whose negotiating rights are chosen." wrote Michael Pfaff in an email to me.
I highly doubt if any of the key players on last years team will be on this list. However, it will be interesting to see if someone is selected from the Ducks and who it is. The Ducks can only lose one player to this draft under league rules.