John Vogl over at the Buffalo News has a wide ranging interview up with Darcy Regier, that’s a great readif you haven’t gotten there already. The biggest update is on Zack Kassian, where Darcy is temporarily putting contract negotiations on hold. I don’t think this is that huge, as it sounds like Zack was getting the business from some drunk assholes, and gave it back to them. He shouldn’t have done it, not at all, but it happens. He needs to learn from it, and hopefully this delay in signing will remind him that he needs to be more responsible, as shenanigans like that could affect his livelihood.
Darcy also mentioned that he’s had talks with the agents for Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman, and expects them to continue next week. Doesn’t necessarily mean either one comes back, but he’s putting the work in.
For other work Regier is putting in, he also apparently has talked to ‘all’ the other GMs, including Brian Burke, but wouldn’t comment about getting Kaberle. I imagine some (maybe most) of those conversations have been of the “hey, do you want anybody we have? No? Okay, see you at the draft” variety. Could be wrong, though.
And finally, I just want to thank everyone that’s been reading and commenting. It’s well beyond what I was expecting, you guys are the best.