Speculation Notes; Phil Kessel, Extensions, Rebuiding Teams

By Jacob Carmendy
Sep. 22, 2016

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A few things to think about around the league; 

-After sending out a controversial tweet after team USA lost to team Canada in the World Cup, Phil Kessel has recieved a lot of flack from players on the team. Could this affect Kessel's future in international play? It very well could. 

-Several players who are expected to hit free agency next offseason could be in line for hefty extensions soon. The top players who may sign extensions rather than hit the open market would seem to be Brad Marchand, Brent Burns, and Alexander Steen. That could all change however. 

-Teams you can expect to see rebuilds in the near future? I've got three clear candidates I can see that need to start over. The Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, and Columbus Blue Jackets(again).