Good morning, I hope y’all are weekend prepared.
Jeff notes that the free agent period looks pretty straight forward at this point. (Copper&Blue)
Evan Bouchard looked good at the development tournament. Kailer Yamamoto looked even better. That may be because Yamamoto is a great prospect. In fact, he might be the best prospect in the NHL. Maybe even the best ever. (NHL.com)
Rick Nash just might be calling it a career. He’s had some concussion issues, and he’s deciding to weigh his options before signing anywhere right away. (Sportsnet)
Milan Lucic’s agent says that he’s not being traded nor that he’s asked for a trade. I don’t really put stock into any of that, but Matty does. (Edmonton Used Car Ads)
That’s all for now. We’ll cover free-agency right here on Sunday. Probably an open thread and signing based analysis.