This week at Insider, we ran an exercise in which two of our writers -- Craig Custance and Frank Provenzano -- went through the process that might take place if the NHL decided to expand with two new franchises. Craig provided his list of protected players in the East, and Frank did the same for the West.
For a full list of players available for selection, click here.
Below you'll find the final rosters for both squads, including salary-cap information and the rationale behind each GM's selections. But now, without further preamble, we give you the new franchises -- your Seattle Metropolitans and Quebec City Nordiques: