- Tim Kavanagh, Fantasy and Insider
Negotiations appear to be at a standstill between the Rangers and RFA Derek Stepan, and there's also no update on the negotiations with Henrik Lundqvist (who hits free agency next offseason). Elsewhere on the roster, the Rangers expect Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin to do some skating in training camp, but do not expect them to play at the start of the season.
The Maple Leafs have big decisions upcoming on Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel, who will both hit unrestricted free agency next offseason without new deals. Meanwhile, another look at the goaltending battle between incumbent James Reimer and offseason acquisition Jonathan Bernier.
The Teuvo Teravainen bandwagon continues to grow, well before his first NHL game.
An impasse between the Blues and RFA Alex Pietrangelo (they appear to be about $1 million per season apart on talks), and the D-man's reps aren't afraid of holding out into the start of the season, based on what they've done with other clients in the past.
A roundup of all the latest buzz on the Devils' ownership situation.