Patrick Sharp’s name and trade rumors were synonymous for part of this summer. The chatter was especially prevalent heading into the NHL Entry Draft in late June.
Brad Richards would love to talk about his potential linemates come October, the possibilities that this opportunity with the Blackhawks could bring, be it for him or the team.
Kevin Dineen was looking at the NHL’s head coaching vacancies as the summer began. No opportunities, however, loomed.
Johnny Oduya sported a walking boot on his right foot, a bulky protective cover that nevertheless went unspotted when he first entered the room.
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