Draft coming up this week. Free agency looming. Should be a fun couple of weeks before we hit the dark summer months. Random off-season thoughts...
- wondering how long it will take before Jesse's Pens get down to interviewing him or me for head coach since they seem to be interviewing just about anyone these days. Must suck knowing the best guy for the job out there is the guy they just fired. Also must suck seeing "your guy" opt for Carolina or Vancouver instead... though those jobs probably come with a lot less media attention.
- wondering where the Wild will ultimately end up. So many things were rumored all year long (Vanek, Vanek, Vanek!) and now... not so much. Re-signing Moulson was a lock until the playoffs and now people have cooled on wanting him too. Might be one of those summers where there's a lot of talk, but ultimately they go with the youth movement and hope for improvement from last year.
- Hall of Fame. Nice to see them finally let Pat Burns in there. No surprise on Modano, Hasek, and Forsberg. Bit surprised they made Recchi wait though but I suppose you can't have everyone at once.