In the best-case scenario, Nick Bjugstad and the Coyotes will enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship: He'll resuscitate his career while the Coyotes will gain a veteran presence and perhaps more draft assets.
A wide-ranging Neutral Zone encompasses the World Junior Championship, Coyotes free agents, Barrett Hayton's contract talks, the goalie plan, Andrew Ladd's plans, and those Jakob Chychrun rumors.
Bemidji State transfer Lukas Sillinger should give an already potent ASU offense some additional pop.
The Coyotes locked up a key part of their core when they signed restricted free agent forward Lawson Crouse to a five-year extension with an average annual value of $4.3 million.
Contract talks between the Coyotes and Lawson Crouse's camp are progressing slowly due to a gap in perceived annual value.
The Coyotes will not be major players when the NHL’s free agency period begins, but that does not mean that they won’t be searching for opportunities.