** Update **
Mark Stepneski: Tyler Seguin signs an eight-year contract extension with an AAV of $9.85 million.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) September 13, 2018
Seguin and Stars close on an extension
Another Erik Karlsson update
Bob McKenzie: “Stop me if you have heard this before — and you have — but there’s been a decided increase in Erik Karlsson trade talk over the last 24-48 hours with the obvious goal of trying to get it done before OTT hits the ice for training camp.”
Bob McKenzie: “I would almost be tempted to say it’s close, but the problem with that is I suspect it’s been this close or even closer in the past and it obviously didn’t get done then, so…let’s just wait and see if this is indeed the real thing.”
Bob McKenzie: “FWIW, my sense is if Karlsson is traded today/tomorrow, it will be to a Western Conference team.”
Vegas trade talk
David Schoen: (7:34 PM tweet) “I need to be careful here, but it’s also my understanding the Golden Knights ramped up their efforts to land Ottawa’s star defenseman Erik Karlsson, echoing several reports. Nothing confirmed.”
Pacioretty couldn’t reach a deal with someone before the trade to Vegas
Morrissey could miss the start of camp
Nick Shore could sign soon
James Mirtle: Free agent center Nick Shore is getting interest from around the league and could sign a deal soon. Despite the Toronto Maple Leafs need for some added depth down the middle, don’t get the sense that Leafs are one of the teams interested.