Re: Pittsburgh Penguins
Cat, a player with a NTC does not have to be protected, but one with a NMC must be. Each team can only protect one G, and if one (like MAF) has a NMC then the decision is made. They must protect MAF and therefore leave Murray exposed.
It's not a matter of the Pens wanting to trade MAF. They have to (or get MAF to waive his NMC*) or they will lose Murray to LV.
(* MAF would have all the leverage here so getting him to do this would cost.)