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Roundup: Aging Stars, Big Trades Remain 1 Week into Free Agency

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Even if he leaves, he'll always have that first NHL hat trick.
Even if he leaves, he'll always have that first NHL hat trick.

The national holidays have passed, the list of remaining unsigned free agents is already getting that sour milk smell, and -- oh hey, another Nassau County coliseum proposal is due. Here are some links and views to catch you up on what's doing in the hockey world, both inside and outside the Islanders:

Not that the Wild are the best example, but I think this perspective from the Wild owner at the end of the season is similar to the Islanders' approach to Parenteau negotiations:

Chuck had to build this team for this year knowing who he’s got coming in for future years. In isolation, if he only had to build one year’s worth of team, he probably would have done it differently and maybe we would have gotten a higher end centerman, but we’ve got a lot of centers coming the next two years. So who you going to get on a one-year contract?

Finally, for the locals, if you're up for playing in the LHH pick-up game, check this FanPost.