draft team

i found this post in my drafts and have ZERO memory of writing it (thank u alcohol) so im gonna put it in my queue lol
  • ok but imagine 
  • Bitty comes out to his parents but he doesn’t tell them about Jack, thinks it’s for the best, maybe to ease his parents into things or maybe to keep the pool of People Who Know as small as possible 
  • and like yeah Ransom and Holster are super oblivious but Suzanne Bittle is not, not when it comes to her son, because she is a certified Nosy Southern Mother and she can see he’s been acting differently, happier but quieter, always on his phone and blushing when she asks about boys
  • and he talks about the team a LOT 
  • Jack’s one of his best friends and he’s just started his NHL career, so of course Bitty’s never gonna shut up about Jack
  • (Same goes for Shitty and law school. And eventually Ransom and med school. Dicky is proud of his friends and wants everyone to know. He gets that trait from Suzanne, she understands)
  • but he keeps talking about this one Boy, how sweet he is and how his smile is like a sack of puppies and how bitty’s always making this boy do things with him like baking and getting froyo and going shopping and Suzanne is like. Yes. This must be Dicky’s secret boyfriend. 
  •  the next family weekend or whatever, Suzanne demands to meet this Chowder boy who’s stolen Bitty’s heart
  • Bitty is both confused and mortified

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“You’re going to die tomorrow, Lord Bolton. Sleep well.”

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SLAM! #1 (2016) //  BOOM! - BOOM! Box

“Jennifer Chu and Maise Huff (aka Knockout and Ithinka Can on the track) have been best friends since their first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, but when they get drafted for two different teams they’ll have to figure out if the bond between them is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line. 

You get slammed on the track and slammed in life, and in both cases you have to take your hits and get back up again! “

Story: Pamela Ribon, art: Veronica Fish

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little things to love about each member of performance unit :-)

Junhui:

  • AHHH HE’S SUCH A BIG TODDLER SOMETIMES I SWEAR.
  • Like he looks and acts really cool like a damn model, but once he actually starts talking he’s just so OVERLY EXCITED AND SMILEY AND JUMPY AND IT’S THE CUTEST THING,
  • it’s a complete contrast from his stage!self.(and when he dances oh diddly darn he looks like he could kill someone, his stage presence is no joke)
  • He even calls himself the “quiet pretty boy” and that describes him 50000% like he always has his head up in the clouds as if he’s looking for something greater than what’s here on earth (srry for getting poetic but it’s true and he’s a gift from the heavens)
  • he’s also achieved so much!!!! LIKE HE WAS A CHILD ACTOR AND WENT TO A TOP SCHOOL AND CAN PLAY THE PIANO AND KNOWS MARTIAL ARTS, AND DANCES LIKE HE HAS NO BONES, AND HIS SINGING VOICE IS ANGELIC LIKE HE IS COMPLETELY PERFECT AND HE NEVER BRAGS
  • (except when it comes to his good looks of course)(if i looked like that id never let anyone forget it either tbh)
  • (but he said he’s envious of seungcheol’s confidence when they probably have the same amount of confidence like wtf)
  • and this cutie also hides snacks with him but he said that sometimes the members eat them all (awwww)
  • but I bet he never even minds, he’s such a humble boy.
  • and HE’S SO TOUCHY, LIKE HE IS ALWAYS WITH HIS ARM AROUND ONE OF THE MEMBERS OR WITH HIS HAND IN THEIR THIGH,
  • (or aggressively showing minghao his affection lmao)
  • HE’S JUST SO EXCITABLE AND IT’S SO CUTE.  
  • JUN ALSO SAID HIS ROLE MODELS ARE ZHOUMI AND HENRY OF SUPER JUNIOR-M AND HE LOVES TEACHING THE MEMBERS CHINESE OR COOKING THEM CHINESE FOOD OR GIVING THEM A GOOD IMAGE OF CHINESE PEOPLE, HE’S JUST REALLY PROUD!!!!!!
  • And on OFD when he kept being everybody’s motivational speaker and had a “DON’T GIVE UP” attitude, like they could have been stuck in a Lord of the Flies situation with half of them dead and he’s be like
  • “This is fine, guys,we’ll find a way :-)”
  • “JUN, HALF OF US ARE DEAD!”
  • “This is fine :-)”
  • “…”
  • “We can do it if we believe! :-)”

Soonyoung:

  • ok so i’m gonna try and not be biased so god help me,
  • but he’s such a good leader honestly, like he comes up with the choreography of every song,
  • and he also let’s chan come up with some parts,
  • and he gets inspiration from the littlest of things (like a damn tissue, rlly? omg)
  • like he’s so talented and ambitious, like i forgot who said this, but someone described soonyoung as a boy who just wanted to improve his singing, and he was part of the vocal team originally, but he wanted to dance instead,
  • AND HE’S SO GOOD AT BOTH, AND HE STILL WANTS TO IMPROVE HIS SINGING
  • and he’s so caring towards the rest of them team, like he never fails to let them know that he’s also their friend.
  • AND THE WAY HE TUCKED IN CHANNIE IN OFD, like he was up after he tucked him in, so chan was literally just waiting to be tucked in and i cried so much,
  • he’s such a nice older brother to him and he’s soo cute and soo fluffy and soft and the king of squish,
  • and he has THE CUTEST LITTLE HANDS, LIKE THEY’RE SO PRETTY, AND HIS NAILS ARE PRETTIER THAN MINE, AND HIS FINGER ARE SO PRETTY AND SKINNY,
  • AND THE WAY HE HOLDS THINGS WITH HIS TINY HANDS IS SO CUTE, like he grabs things with both hands kinds like a baby or a bear, OR A BABY BEAR, and he holds a microphone so preciously like he puts one hand on the bottom and one near his mouth and IT’S ADORABLE, THE SAME WHEN HE DRINKS WATER,
  • like the way he just holds himself is sooo cute.
  • Like when he smiles, his face scrunches up and his eyes almost completely close and his bunny cheeks get even more high, and then he also laughs with his entire body and he brings his hands up to face to clap in his cute way that he does, like he claps from the palm to the fingers adnjnjfevfvv and he makes himself into kinda a ball (do i make sense ajahah?)
  • He just cares so much for everyone and it just trying to make people smile, that’s all he wants. He’s such a pure soul :’-)

Minghao:

  • ok like with this boy you take one look at him and you go “awww he’s sooo cute :-)”
  • and you’d be right like 500000%,
  • like the way he talks so softly and his laugh is so dorky and his hair seems really soft despise it being probably dead
  • (like in 17project when he had a different hair color everyday and he looked so darn cute in all of them and when they performed everyone loved ‘the kid with the silver/blue hair’)
  • BUT THEN SUDDENLY HE PULLS OUT THUG!HAO and you’re like :-0 AND IT’S LIKE YOU DON’T FUCK WITH HIM HE DON’T FUCK WITH YOU,
  • but he still somehow looks really cute ykno, lik even when he was screaming at mingyu in OFD (i swear, that show brought out their true selves) i was stilll heart eyes emoji on him.
  • but then also HIS DORKY LAUGH, AND THE WAY HE SQUEEZES UP HIS FACE AS WELL.
  • BUT THEN LIKE HE ALSO JUST LOOKS REALLY COOL ON STAGE, AND HIS BBOYING AND WE’RE ALL AWARE.
  • HE’S SO TALENTED AT DANCING TOO LIKE HE HAS NO BONES HE’S JUST A LITTLE JELLY BABY,
  • but he did say thta he hated the fact that he’s so skinny and can’t put on weight :-( but he’s still really toned despise that !!!!!! like w o w
  • and the fact that he was probably was a puppy in his past life
  • AND HE JUST REALLY LOVES HIS MEMBERS A LOT AND WANT THEM TO KNOW, LIKE HE’S CONSTANTLY COMPLIMENTING THEM,
  • likr really showing soonyoung how much he respects him but choosing woozi over him one time
  • (which resulted in a pouty soonyoung awww)
  • and the way he’s just always fanning over chan and squeezing his face like he’s the cutest little thing ever (he is)
  • and let’s not forget about his bromeo mingyu who are the kind of best friends that keep reminding everyone they’re best friends no matter how annoying it gets,
  • and idk minghao just gives me such bubbly feels ykno, like he’s so cute and sweet but also has such an independent aura around him

Chan:

  • AwwwW my boyfriend channie, who everyone plus their mom love to fawn over,
  • and hE’S SO READY TO FIGHT EVERYONE WHO DOES, LIKE HE JUST WANTS EVERYONE TO NOT THINK LESS OF HIM JUST BECAUSE HE’S YOUNG AND I RESPECT HIM SO MUCH FOR THAT,
  • but hey he can’t help it that he’s the cutest person in the world.
  • And like he’s honestly such a good answer which must come from his genes because his parents are also dancers wow boi.
  • STAN CHAN
  • STAN TALENT
  • And he’s so neutral evil like this fker acts like such a sweet endearing maknae but will probably break a plate and blame the hyungs so tht he can watch hell unfold bc he’s sick of them, what a babe.
  • And like he tries to be a bright person to cheer up the others which must be hard on him yknow, everyone deserves to feel down once in a while but he tries to not let it show
  • i also like the way he has just gotten used to the idea that he will probably always get fawned over for being young so HE TAKES WELL ADVANTAGE OF THAT
  • AND DONT FORGET ABOUT RAPPER!DINO
  • LIKE I WOULD HAVE NEVER EXPECTED HIM TO BE A RAPPER
  • BUT HE IS ACTUALLY CONSIDERED ONE IN HIS PROFILE
  • and like his voice is so deep too,
  • like in still lonely when he had tht part with hosh and HE DID UNDERTONES
  • STEP ASIDE WONWOO
  • and he’s also growing so handsome :-))!!!!
  • like we already knew he was an attractive kid
  • but he’s growing (not taller rip)
  • like his features
  • HE’S JUST SO HANDSOME GIVE ME A MOMENT
  • or how he kept telling the members in OFD that he’s gonna have to date one day
  • and they were all like “NOOOOOOOOOO”
  • BUT HE ALSO GOT ALL UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN COUPS MADE HIM ASNWER HOW MANY KIDS HE WANTS IN THE FUTURE
  • HOW CAN HE HAVE KIDS IF HE’S A MERE ZYGOTE

JUST PLEASE LOVE THESE DORKS WITH NOODLES FOR BONES

To Clear Things up about the expansion draft

Exempt Players

Players who are exempt do not need to be protected in the expansion draft. These include players in their first and second year of professional hockey and unsigned prospects. First and second year professionals include AHL and NHL but no other leagues. For instance the Toronto Maple Leafs will not have to protect: Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Connor Brown ect. Matt Murray from the Pittsburgh Penguins however will not be exempt because even though he’s an NHL rookie this is 4th professional season. These players cannot be chosen by vegas at all and therefore are exempt from the draft.

Protected Players

Each NHL team is allowed to protect a specific amount of players with two ways to go about this. 1. You can protect 7 forwards, 3 defensemen and 1 goalie or 2. you can protect 8 skaters and 1 goalie. No more than this. There are also players who have to be protected who get mixed up with exempt players. These players count towards your amount of players you need to protect and take up those spaces. Unlike the exempt players who don’t affect the protection lists at all. Players that have to be protected are this way because of No Trade Clauses or No Movement Clauses in their contract. These players can waive these at any time. 

The Draft

There is a strict time schedule for this. By 5pm on June 17th ever NHL team must submit their protected lists. By 5pm on June 20th Vegas must submit their selections. and On June 21st these selections will be released. What’s happening on March 1st is not the actual draft, they cannot trade for any players currently playing and can only trade for draft picks, trade for unsigned draft picks and sign free agents. Vegas has a gauranteed top 6 pick in the first round of the entry draft and the 3rd pick in every other round. They can use these to trade up draft picks ect. But they will not be taking actual NHL or AHL players until June 20th. 

If you have more questions send an ask or read through the NHL Expansion Draft Tag Here

Fanfiction - Rivals (College AU)

I’m back!!! I wanted to thank everyone for the lovely and heart-warming displays of affection and good luck wishes – you guys are just amazing. I really missed writing, even more than I thought I would. I’m a bit rusty now, but I hope I’ll eventually get there again. See you on the other side! <3

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Rivals

“Are ye sure ye’ll be alright?” Jamie asked, concerned. He rubbed Claire’s fingers, still slightly trembling, as they sneaked behind Mr.Culpepper’s back to head out of the male dorm.

“Perfectly alright.” She offered him an attempt at a reassuring smile. “Pretty sure I can manage to navigate my way to the pharmacy. I won’t let you get late for practice. I know how decisive the next few weeks will be.”

“Aye.” Jamie nodded. “With the Championships coming we must come together as a team. Actually, the coach will be drafting a new team member today – we are in dire need of a decent scrum half.” His gaze drifted away, as if he was already seeing the players crossing the field, human weapons meant for cheering and building uplifting victories, not for destruction. Eventually his eyes regained focus, he smiled and gently placed his big hand on the curve of her back. “But ye are my priority, Sassenach. I can call and let them know I’ll be running late.”

“No need to.” Claire gave him a light peck on the lips. “I’ll go and get it. Then I’ll go watch you train and attend to my cheerleading duties.” She flared her nostrils, like a slightly annoyed mare contemplating a particularly stubborn fly. “God knows there is enough of that, even without me – but I know you like to have me there, supporting you.”

They shared one final embrace, inhaling each other soothing scent, before Jamie was headed to the rugby field, running to begin his warm up.

Claire walked to the nearby pharmacy, sheltering her cold hands on the deep pockets of her blue overcoat, amusing herself with the way her breathing came out of her mouth in spirals of steam, as if a dragon was nestled, peacefully asleep, inside her chest.

As she stepped into the pharmacy, trying her best to appear casual and innocent, the woman behind the counter, sporting an imposing unibrow, smiled and greeted her.

“What can I do for you, Miss?” She said in a pleasant tone, while Claire fidgeted with her wallet, stalling.

A couple of elderly ladies was standing in line behind Claire, awaiting their turns to fill their prescriptions, undoubtedly victims of the nasty flu outbreak. They looked like regular attendees of Sunday Mass, the type that defended abstinence as the only contraceptive method possible – to avoid getting a ticket both to maternity ward and Hell. Summoning all her boldness, Claire decided that the best approach was to come straight out with it.

“May I have a pregnancy test, please?” She asked vehemently.

“Of course, dear.” The woman said, offering her a small smile that might have been a display of camaraderie, and padding into the next room to get the scandalous item. The sound of active gossiping was getting louder behind her and Claire didn’t resist the urge to give a narrow and cold look of reproach over her shoulder, expecting to shame the audience into submission.

“She will be a beautiful mother though, don’t you think?” One of them was whispering, her small eyes sparkling behind the rim of her glasses, with what could only be described as “grandmother lust”.

With her heart melting - and thinking that maybe something good could be said about people wishing well on strangers, even if a bit of a nosy attitude was involved - Claire received the small package and the succinct instructions offered by the pharmacist and made her way out into the cold air.

As she walked, Claire felt like she was carrying something alive and pulsing inside her purse – a secret about to be revealed, both terrifying and magnificent. A weight had been lifted from her heart by sharing her doubts with Jamie, but now she was carrying it on her shoulder - the burden of their future. Two paths were forming clearly ahead and Claire knew the decisive compass was now waiting inside her purse, sharing space with pens, rumpled handkerchiefs and scattered coins.

She was scared. So terrified. Having no reference of a motherly figure from her own life, she seriously doubted her abilities to care for another being in the right way. Was there a secret to tuck in sheets tighter? Was there a special cologne she ought to use, to make herself smell like warmth and home, the most vivid memory she had of her own mother? How was she to learn the secret way of words, how to guide without dictate; how to deny and yet show that the ultimate answer was always love?

Things would be hard. Becoming a parent at such a young age wasn’t part of her plans – or Jamie’s. But the image of him was trapped inside her head – the heartbreaking softness about him when he had touched her belly, the promise as alive in his palm as it had been in his words. To protect and love. The emotions flowing through him – even if he had tried to put them in check, knowing her vulnerable and afraid - having lost so much in the past few weeks, the idea of a family of his own was healing him, in a way that even her lingering kisses could not.

She still had doubts, but she had one unshakeable certainty – either now or someday in the distant future, Jamie would be the father of her children. She already loved him for the man that he was to her; and now she could love him even more - for the father he would become.

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“I canna believe ye and Jenny argued about something sae foolish.” Jamie babbled, fazed. He was standing next to Ian, watching the new recruits receiving their instructions for the exercises they were about to begin. “She kens ye only have eyes for her.”

“Och, aye.” Ian groaned. “Ye know your sister. Once she gets something in her head, God himself with a hammer couldna get it out. The moment I told her I won’t be able to go visit for a few weeks, she was adamant that I must have found “an educated whore””. He moved his fingers in the air to make apparent that he was quoting her word by word. “The wee lass made quite a stramash. I thought maybe she could do with my absence and decided to head straight back – ye ken, to force her to see the error of her ways.”

“Ye were that afraid she would kick ye in the baws, then?” Jamie laughed. “Ran away in the middle of the night?”

“I happen to quite like my testicles.” Ian grumbled. “I met the Edinburgh team on the train. Are they coming for a match?”

“Yes.” Jamie followed with his eyes the candidates, now in the middle of a drill to test their velocity. His fingers were tapping the side of his thigh. “We’ll do a small amiable game tomorrow.” He tilted his chin to point a young man amongst the scattered players, blonde hair shinning in the timid morning sun. He wasn’t really imposing – not it the way Jamie himself was commanding, with his amazing height and broad shoulders. But he was agile and had a grace about him that made him suitable for some sleek movements. “That lad is very impressive. Do ye know him?”

“I think his name is John Grey. I talked to him a few times in the pub, seemed humble and witty – he’s in the Political Science department, I believe.” Ian whistled, as John made a particular successful pass. “Nice. Do ye think he is the one?”

“He might just be.” Jamie agreed, rubbing his face in concern as a crowd of stocky and tall men appeared on the sidelines of the field, all of them wearing red jumpers with blue letters. “It seems the Edinburgh lads canna wait to watch us play.”

“That’s enough, ladies!” Coach MacQuarrie barked and the prospective players came to a sudden halt. “Thank you for coming. I’ll decide who will join the team and post it this afternoon of the board outside the locker room. Now, you’re welcome to stay and watch some real rugby being played!”

The dismissed players groaned acknowledgements and words of incitement – someone attempted to sway Taran MacQuarrie’s stony heart with a salute of “Team Oxford!” – and they all left the field with different looks of tiredness and hope. John Grey passed near Jamie, taking off his blue sweatshirt to start training, and presented them with a shy smile and a wave to Ian. His eyes were blue and warm, but he shielded them well – there was no visible display of expectations or cockiness, even after his masterful performance.

The actual training began, with Jamie doing an effort to avoid the buzzing coming from the Edinburgh team. They were clearly on a mission to ensue chaos and probably have one – or more – of the Oxford players hurt or punished for unsportsmanlike behaviour.

They were halfway through practice when Jamie, taking a couple of minutes to drink water and dry his forehead and damp hair with a towel, noticed Claire waving at him. She was accompanied by Geillis Duncan, her roommate - she apparently had come to greet some acquaintances from Scotland.

He had been unconsciously worried for Claire and the idea of leaving her alone at such a trying time – a wave of relief washed over him, as he watched her smile tenderly. Jamie had the sudden image of Claire with her belly swollen with their child, naked and writhing under him – and the desire that propagated through his body, arousing him mercilessly, almost took his breath away. He folded over, kneeling to pretend he was checking his shoelaces, visceral lust and a primitive desire to protect filling his ears with a deafening sound.

Some of the young men surrounding Geillis had noticed Claire’s beauty – one of them was close to her, trying to pick up her attention and initiate a conversation. Jamie watched as Claire smiled politely and shook her head, a finger vaguely pointing in his direction, probably implying that she was there to see him.

Neo-geimnidh meala!” Jamie heard the man laugh. And the world suddenly was narrowed to a pulsing point, the newfound enemy in its centre, his sole intent to abolish the threat as he ran to him.

Seas, Seamus!” Ian grabbed Jamie’s back and tried to pull him away from his opponent. The Gaelic, the language of his dreams, was the thing that managed to penetrate his haze, more than his friend’s efforts. Jamie was on top of the man, his hands nestled around his neck like a punishing rope placed by the executioner. “Gu leoir, a charaid!”

Cuir stad!” A voice demanded, overpowering all the mayhem, while players from both teams cheered, incited and insulted each other.

Jamie stood up, wiping his mouth with the back of his hand. His lips tasted like blood and bitterness, as if anger had suddenly acquired a distinct taste.

“Jamie, are you alright?” Claire asked, searching for injuries with her whiskey-coloured eyes.

“Aye.” He nodded, his eyes fixed on the man that had stopped the fight, now helping his teammate to get up. They knew each other well – had been in the same classroom back in Scotland and were tied together by their shared past – even if friendship had never united them.

“Tom.” Jamie acknowledge in a hoarse voice.

“James.” Tom Christie answered, bending his head just enough to make it seem like a sign of respect. “Seems I made a timely arrival – barely managed to avoid you mangling my player.”

“Are you in the Edinburgh team, then?” Jamie asked. Claire was next to him, her hand grasping the back of shirt in a tight fist, undoubtedly feeling his tension. Ian was on his right side, arms folded, glaring at Tom Christie like he was an unpleasant object, even if somewhat amusing.

“I’m team captain.” The dark-haired man replied dryly. “Is this how you receive guests in this college, Fraser?”

“Yer…teammate.” Jamie gritted his teeth. “Insulted Claire.”

“And who is Claire?” Tom asked with scorn, raising an eyebrow.

“I am.” Claire answered, defiantly. She crossed her arms and raised her chin. “You can save the apologies from your cave-dweller friend, though – I don’t speak troglodyte.”

Every Oxford player laughed and even some visitors made poor attempts of hiding amused smiles behind theirs hands, simulating concern.  Tom Christie was pale, his mouth slightly ajar.

“Well, then.” He babbled. “I’ll offer them anyway…Claire. I don’t like to think my players are any less courteous and chivalrous than the ones you have here.”

“I doubt that.” Claire gave him a lopsided smile, quickly glancing at Jamie with pride. “But you are welcome to try and prove me wrong.”

Although emotions were still running high, everyone settled enough for the training to proceed. Jamie’s teammates surrounded him the entire time, building a wall between him and the inflammatory looks from Tom and his teammates, acting as shields to their captain. Claire remained next to Geillis, but prudently away from the visiting team – her posture show concern and tension.

After being yelled at by Coach MacQuarrie – more concerned with the possibility of him breaking a hand and being forced to sit out the Championships, seriously jeopardizing their chances of winning the whole thing, than by any displays of less than stellar behaviour – Jamie made his way to Ian to collect his bag and head out for lunch.

“Never thought I’d be meeting Tom Christie again.” Jamie sighed. “If we win tomorrow, what do you suppose will happen? He doesna like losing – least of all to me.”

“Tom never liked ye and made no secret of his animosity, a charaid. The man is a jealous one and yer talent in the rugby field made him green with envy, as did yer easiness with people and yer charms with the lassies.” Ian smiled in excuse for pointing so blatantly Jamie’s attributes. “But now, the look on his face…”

“What do ye mean, Ian?” Jamie asked in a low voice, his eyes never drifting from the sight of Tom Christie and his comrades, still laughing and mocking – him? Probably. - on the other side of the field.

“He has the look of a man who covets everything you hold dear, a bhalaich.” Jamie turned his head and watched Ian’s face, serious and intent, his eyes squinting in the direction of the stands. “Of someone ready to try and steal what is most precious to you.”  

And Jamie watched as Claire smiled to Geillis, the midday sun awakening gold and bronze in her hair, heedless of the wolfish grey eyes studying her across the field, famished and calculating.

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These  n e w  w a l l s  that are different colours again,

                                                  this  n e w  w o r l d  I’m falling deep into.