NHL GMs are beginning to filter in to Ottawa to prepare for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. I do expect to see some big trades in the next few days.
I am a little stumped on the direction Shanahan is taking. He has until late tomorrow afternoon to inform the Wings if he is coming back, but if he was "on board" you would think he would have made his decision by now. I know Shanahan has a home in the Boston area, his wife is from there and maybe he might be headed to play for the B's. Is it possible he developed a relationship with Jacobs while being involved in the CBA meetings?
What direction will the NHL move in with a national cable deal. The decision will probably be made within the next two weeks, and I sense Comcast being involved. The NHL and ESPN have had talks, but I don't think they are on the same page.