Friday, August 23, 2013
NHL Morning Links - Aug. 23
By Tim Kavanagh
A couple new pieces of content for NHL Insiders arrived on Thursday, with the Summer Skate edition for the Detroit Red Wings (including projections for 2013-14) as well as Craig Custance's ranking of the Top 10 goalie tandems. With that out of the way, it's off to the links.
Well, the Mikhail Grabovski watch is now off! He's signed with the Capitals according to multiple media reports, and here's a take on where he fits in to the Caps' lineup. And here's a detailed look at who the Caps might sign on defense out of the remaining options.
The Hurricanes added a speedy young forward via entry-level contract.
Checking in on the negotiations between the Blues and RFA Alex Pietrangelo.
Chicago has a big decision to make on Corey Crawford after the 2013-14 campaign; namely, will they (can they?) sign him to a lucrative long-term deal like some other top netminders around the league? Meanwhile, the Blackhawks and Teuvo Teravainen took another big step this week.
Expectations for David Clarkson in his first season with the Maple Leafs. Elsewhere, another look at the negotiations between the team and RFAs Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri.
Well, here's an interesting one: an article weighing whether the Jets should trade D-man Dustin Byfuglien.
It appears as though the business relationship between the Canucks and the Sedin twins may extend beyond the end of their contracts next offseason -- negotiations have begun with their agent.
Montreal's one-year pact with Douglas Murray is being seen by some as insurance in the event that Alexei Emelin isn't back healthy for the start of the season.
An update on Nathan Horton's recovery from shoulder surgery, with an expected return in December or January.