There is so little news that the brass, the players, the scouts, the beat reporters, the fans, and even the bloggers have gotten lazy...
Here’s a happy track and some happy feet to get your Thursday moving the right direction
Off The Trail
Brett Slawson ranks the NHL's best farm systems in 2017. This comprehensive ranking analyzes every NHL franchise, their prospects, and orders them 1-31.
NHL Off-Season Power Rankings: Who's improved most (so far)? - Sportsnet.ca
We evaluate the NHL landscape and rank the moves its 31 general managers have made so far this off-season, which has seen some good teams get better and some great teams take a step back.
Blues agree to five-year deal with defenceman Colton Parayko - Sportsnet.ca
The St. Louis Blues have agreed to a five-year contract with defenceman Colton Parayko worth $5.5 million per season.
NHL Arbitration Tracker: 10 players settle early - Sportsnet.ca
Big names like Mikael Granlund, Viktor Arvidsson and Tomas Tatar remain unsigned.
Caps' Kuznetsov cashed in on KHL interest - Article - TSN
Thank goodness Nino and Granny aren't Russian, but this explains why Kuz got so many rubles.