Good morning everyone, let me serve up the links.
Bob Stauffer said that Kailer Yamamoto was good the other day, and twitter erupted and interpreted it as Jesse Puljujarvi being on the trade block. The Nation Dan took the time to clarify the statement and add context. (Oilers Nation)
Apparently the Dallas Stars are the front-runners in the Erik Karlsson sweepstakes. Personally I think it’s a load of garbage. Ottawa often uses the media to increase or decrease trade prices. I’ll be pretty surprised if Erik Karlsson ends up somewhere other than Colorado or Vegas. (TSN)
The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Matt Martin to the New York Islanders. See, this is why I always say cap space is only a problem if you want it to be a problem. GMs can always find a way to make other GMs solve those problems for nothing. Except Chiarelli, he likes creating his own problems and not solving them. (Pension Plan Puppets)
Finally, Nail Yakupov is making his way to the KHL. It’s too bad, he was such an easy person to root for, but he just wasn’t good enough to play in the National Hockey League. I hope he’ll be back in the public eye again one day. (Edmonton Sun)
That’s all for now, enjoy the 4th of July.