The acquisition of Fleury really makes me believe even more that GMBM has already worked out the basics of a deal with Seattle. Because you're absolutely right - we have too many D-men to protect, and we would have had too many even if we'd traded Manson. I'm as hard on GMBM as anyone here, but he's playing 3D chess right now with the expansion draft because of how badly he looked after the last draft, so every move he makes has to be considered as part of a larger ED strategy. We also know that he's also always been really big on the character and harmony of the room, and he's commented before about the possibility of resentment if some guys know they're being exposed while others aren't, so I think he has incentive to kind of shield the players from that resentment by working out a deal ahead of time. Personally, I think that either Henrique or Shattenkirk will be a Kraken next season, and that a mid-level prospect/youngish player and a mid-round pick will be used as sweeteners. With Zegras and Drysdale knocking our socks off, he really needs to get out from under at least one of those contracts to make way for them. It's different than, say, Silfverberg, who may be a bit overpaid, but if you lose Silf then who steps into his role as our best checking forward and best right-shot forward on the top-PK unit? I see no redundancy with Silf. Meanwhile, Rico<-->Zegras and Shattenkirk<-->Drysdale are basically old-for-new swaps in terms of where they could fit into the lineup next season. Rico makes the most sense to move due to the waivers situation and his obvious unhappiness with his role on the team this season, but Shattenkirk's contract ($2.5M-$4.25M-$4.95M as the salary breakdown) also looks like it was designed with the expansion draft in mind in case he turned out to be a dud, so maybe the Ducks would be more incentivized to get out from under Shattenkirk's contract so they're not paying $9.2M to a 33/34-year-old 3rd pair D-man for the next two seasons while Drysdale gets crowded out of ice time. Both Henrique and Shattenkirk are also "names" that could draw in fans for Seattle too. Especially Shattenkirk since he has a recent Cup.
There may still be more trades coming to the big names like Manson and Rakell, but I think Bob's attention is now squarely on the ED and doing his evaluations for the entry draft. Trades can wait until after the ED.