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The other 30 teams are basically using the expansion draft as an NHL version of the NBA’s “Allan Houston Rule.”waived Jerome Williams instead.">3It remains to be seen if any of those gambits end up working. For what it’s worth, most of the variousonlinemockdrafts call for the Golden Knights to focus mainly on relatively young, inexpensive talent — aside from the popular picks of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, forward James Neal and defenseman Marc Methot (each of whom will be 30 or older when the season starts and not particularly cheap). The Knights are also reportedly accepting trades that will net them draft picks in exchange for avoiding certain players in the expansion pool. The strategy of building a team from scratch is always fascinating, particularly for the first expansion club of the salary-cap era.If Vegas is anything like its expansion ancestors of the 1990s and early 2000s, it won’t be very good in its inaugural season. The average expansion club since 1991 won only 34 percent of the points available in its games and was outscored by 1.0 goals per game. But those teams have also occasionally managed to snag some pretty good players in the expansion draft, both in terms of skaters (Brian Bradley, Geoff Sanderson) and between the pipes (John Vanbiesbrouck, Guy Hebert). Just as Fleury lost his job in Pittsburgh to Matt Murray, Vanbiesbrouck became expendable to the New York Rangers with the emergence of Mike Richter. Twenty-four years later, maybe the Golden Knights will find similar steals with their picks Wednesday night, turning Fleury into the next Beezer.
State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, right, and Zia Pueblo Lt. Governor Jerome Lucero announce Monday that the state and pueblo will work together to fence off and clean an illegal auto dump site. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The breathtaking panoramic vista of mesas and mountains off in the distance is somehow diminished when attention is focused on the ground immediately in front, which is carpeted with spent shotgun shells and bullet casings.The carpet ends at an escarpment, where 100 feet down at the bottom of a ravine an illegal dump is lined with smashed and rusted vehicles, household appliances and furniture, and various types of garbage and hazardous waste.The illegal dump site at the far northern end of Rainbow Boulevard, just north of Rio Rancho, sits on a parcel of state trust land that borders the Zia Pueblo.AdvertisementContinue readingOn Monday, state Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn and Zia Pueblo Lt. Governor Jerome Lucero announced an initiative to install six miles of fencing to limit trespassing and access to...
It's also likely that the "No Trespassing" signs that will be installed will be used for target practice.Zia Pueblo Lt. Gov. Jerome Lucero said the pueblo work crew plans to complete the fence line by September. Although the community's police force is just starting out, patrols in the area are planned.The pueblo and state are also working on a plan to remove cars and trash at the site officials visited Monday, but Lucero said there are many more spots along the escarpment that have become nuisance areas. (Lexington Herald Leader)