Here’s a rundown of some of the original content here at PHR over the past seven days.
It has already been a fairly busy offseason in Winnipeg. Gavin previewed what still needs to be done in the days leading up to training camp as well as their lengthy list of prominent players that are entering the final year of their respective contracts. There have been a lot of early extensions handed out this summer and the Jets could certainly look to get involved in that area in the weeks to come.
Tomas Tatar’s trade to Vegas late at the trade deadline last season caught many by surprise. He didn’t fare particularly well after the move but the team is certainly hoping a fresh start at training camp will help. Zach profiled his situation, noting that a bottom-six role could be in the cards for the veteran to start 2018-19.
The list of remaining restricted free agents is slowly dwindling. Gavin looked at who still needs to put pen to paper on a new deal and assessed some of the more prominent contracts that are in the midst of still being negotiated.
Our 2006 redraft series continued with Claude Giroux and Nicklas Backstrom taking the second and third slots behind Jonathan Toews. There’s still time to vote for who the Capitals should take with the number four selection.