Good morning. I hope you’re ready to re-evaluate a 17-month-old trade that we know we already lost. Taylor Hall is coming to town.
Elliotte Friedman’s 31 thoughts start us off. He jams so much stuff into these articles that it puts just about everyone other writer to shame. (Sportsnet)
The Sportsnet staff discusses whether or not slow starts spur trades. My answer is no, they don’t. (Sportsnet)
Jeff hopes I’m right judging by his piece outlining how a panic trade would be a mistake. I also do not wish to see another really dumb trade. (Copper&Blue)
If you want to get mad, read this piece from Willis about Hall and Jordan Eberle. Just make sure you’re in a happy place going in. (The Athletic)
Corey Pronman goes through past drafts and lists all the times he was wrong. As with most of us, it’s a lot. Speaking of, I really hope I end up being wrong about Jesse Puljujarvi. (The Athletic)
Game coverage will be here as always. That’s it for now.