A Quiet World Juniors, Depth Signings, Minor Trades & More

Your Thursday edition of Links, News & Notes with six weeks until training camp.

A Quiet World Juniors, Depth Signings, Minor Trades & More

In just over a month, we'll get our first taste of 2023-24 Sens hockey when the Senators rookies head to Buffalo to face off in the Prospects Challenge. But right now? Well, it's the dead of the offseason. Despite the fact that we're entering the middle of August, there are still things to talk about around the NHL.

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  • While Sens fans across the board have mixed feelings about the trade that saw Erik Karlsson head back to the Eastern Conference, joining the team that bounced Karlsson and the Sens in the playoffs back in 2017, Ian Mendes put together a great piece outlining how all roads for Karlsson have led to Pittsburgh.
  • Speaking of Karlsson, Pay Maguire at the Hockey News put together a piece on how EK65's arrival in Pittsburgh will impact the Eastern Conference playoff picture, with a focus on the Sens.
  • Speaking of The Hockey News, here's a link to Steve Warne's Week in Review for Sens Nation.
  • Scott Wheeler, Corey Pronman and Max Bultman put together some 2024 World Junior projected lineups earlier this week. For Sens fans, it's looking like it will be a less than exciting tournament this year, with this group only projected two of Ottawa's prospects onto the rosters for Canada, USA, Sweden and Finland - and one of those prospects appears to be a likely backup goaltending candidate.
  • The arena saga in Arizona got a bit of an update this week as the Arizona Coyotes announced they're looking to buy a piece of land in Mesa, with the intention of building the first privately funded sports facility in the state on it.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs made a depth signing yesterday, inking veteran goaltender Martin Jones to a one year, $875K deal. With Ilya Samsonov and Joseph Woll already in the fold, it shouldn't surprise the hockey world - no matter how much Leafs Nation tries to drum up drama about it - if Jones gets waived and subsequently claimed before opening night.
  • After spending the first five seasons of his career in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, Cal Foote finds himself on his third team since the beginning of last season as he inked a one year, two way deal with the New Jersey Devils.
  • With just 6 weeks left in the offseason, there are plenty of players still on the market, some of whom are certainly intriguing options for teams looking to bolster their rosters ahead of training camp.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers announced a deal with Carolina to acquire the rights to college prospect Massimo Rizzo and a fifth round pick in exchange for the rights to David Kase. The word on the street is Rizzo was a player the Flyers were looking to acquire when a deal for Tony DeAngelo fell through earlier this offseason. Now the Hurricanes have DeAngelo and the Flyers have Rizzo, so you could say both teams are where they wanted to be - whether that's a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen.

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