Here are some of the more noteworthy links, news, and notes from Thursday:
- Ian Mendes of The Athletic goes over his most recent edition of what the Ottawa Senators protection list could/should look like. The locks (Brady Tkachuk, Drake Batherson, Nick Paul, Connor Brown, Thomas Chabot, Victor Mete) are of course the same, but with Vitaly Abramov signing in the KHL, that changes some things for the players on the bubble. Ian’s layout isn’t exactly what I would do (e.g. exposing Evgenii Dadonov), but he does seem like he has a good grasp on what the team could do.