Tampa Bay Lightning expansion draft protection list: Who should be shielded?

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  • Ondrej Palat – two out of three; Kucherov’s frequent setup man and fellow member of the Triplets line; while Palat might not bury the biscuit as frequently as he could, given his unselfish tendency to pass instead of shooting, his talent and chemistry with many members of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s roster makes this an easy pick.