Morning Free Association, June 21

Good Morning Everyone!

Yesterday was a very eventful day in the NHL. Players’ rights and picks were traded all over the place. Let’s review some of them:

Joe McDonald of ESPN spoke with Vesey’s agent, who had this to say:

Peter Donatelli, who represents Jimmy Vesey, had this to say about the Buffalo Sabres acquiring the rights of his client from the Nashville Predators: “In our opinion, the only thing that has happened is now the Sabres have stepped into the shoes of Nashville for exclusive rights [to negotiate] until Aug. 15. However, at this time, it doesn’t change Jimmy Vesey’s intention to become a free agent on Aug. 15.”

Buffalo is so totally stoked!

  • The FancyCats then traded for the rights of Keith Yandle in a push to strengthen their D-corps and get younger (well, younger than Ol’ Man Campbell) at the position.

It’s not a sure thing that Yandle will sign with them, so those who want Yandle to wear the Spoked B can still hold on to a little hope, however small (and unrealistic) it is.

  • Here’s a bit of news coming from The Tampa Bay Times regarding the Steven Stamkos situation.

From the official NHL website:

Stamkos would have to grant Yzerman permission to trade his rights because he has a full no-move clause. Yzerman has had talks with Stamkos and his agents, but nothing has changed, and said he is hoping to have a “clear idea of where we are” prior to the weekend.

“We’re doing all we can to sign him,” Yzerman told reporter Joe Smith. “To be honest with you, it’s out of my control. He’s an unrestricted free agent on July 1. I can’t force him to sign a contract with us if he doesn’t want to. If he wants to go to July 1, he has that right.”

Still no word on Loui…yet. Will no news be good news?

Just because I was a jerk for that last thing, here’s Patrice in Vegas.

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