In less than two weeks, the NHL preseason will begin. October 25 is the date that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will kick things off, meaning the regular season is just around the corner. The condensed offseason was certainly a spectacular one, with names like Seth Jones, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Duncan Keith all traded. Through expansion and free agency there was tons of player movement and rosters will look quite different than how they did when the 2020-21 season began.
With that in mind, it’s time to run another edition of the PHR Mailbag. If you missed the last one, it was broken into two pieces. In the first half, Brian examined the Jack Eichel situation, clarified some rules around offer sheets, and gave his thoughts on the 2021 free agent period. In the second, he addressed questions around the Hughes brothers, Henrik Lundqvist’s legacy, and what Montreal should expect from Cole Caufield this season.
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