Hawks signed Connor Murphy to a 4 year extension today, $4.4M AAV:
Minimal salary increase, too. Could be a steal
Training camps start in 3 weeks. Really hoping Toews is much more than a shadow of his former self. We should know a lot more on that front soon.
Need at least 2 out of 3 of Nylander, Borgstrom and Gaudette to establish themselves as legit players. Need Dach to take a big step forward. Need Jones to be a consistently good #1 D. I believe McCabe is going to be a great partner for Jones and will allow him to unlock more offense (which was repressed by Columbus/Torts).
Gus is back, eh? I don't mind him, actually, assuming he's a bottom pairing power play specialist.
I wouldn't be surprised if Marc Crawford was named interim coach. You have guys like Babcock, Tortorella, Claude Julien, Jacque Martin and a few others I cannot remember.