NHL training camps kick off next week and not every player who should be there, will be there.
Thanks to restricted free agency, some key players have yet to sign new deals, and for some of them, negotiations aren't going so hot. From cities like Toronto, Ottawa and New York City, there are young guys that need to get signed, and some of them have been waiting a long time.
In a salary cap world, restricted free agents don’t get much say in how they get a deal done, but they can always hold out til they get the right one or until they’re signed to an offer sheet. Just ask Ryan O’Reilly.
How likely are the eight remaining big name RFAs to hold out? We’ll check them out on a case-by-case basis.