Top of the morning to ya. Here are your nuggets for this Wednesday.
— Max Pacioretty will be introduced as the newest Golden Knight today at City National Arena. Some of his new teammates are already stoked to have him on board. (NHL.com)
— George McPhee has entered win-now mode with the acquisition of Pacioretty. (Knights On Ice)
— Erik Haula is the wildcard in all of this roster shakeup in Vegas. In his first conversation since the Stanley Cup Final, Haula believes he’s still a top-six forward and wants to remain a center. (Knights On Ice)
— What about Erik Karlsson? The thought of trading for him after Vegas acquired Pacioretty is still very much alive. (NBC Sports)
— Friend of the site Sheng Peng spoke with some scouts during the Vegas Rookie Faceoff, and the consensus is that Erik Brannstrom was the most impressive defenseman of the bunch. (Hockey Buzz)
News around the League
— In a stunning move, Steve Yzerman is stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He will stay on board as the senior adviser to new GM Julien BriesBois this year, but will he go back to Detroit? Who knows? (Raw Charge)
— The Rangers did a thing yesterday, acquiring defenseman Adam McQuaid in a trade with the Boston Bruins. (Blueshirt Banter)
— The Ottawa Senators did this ... uh ... thing, and we’re still not sure what it is. (Twitter)
— Our friends at Eyes On the Prize talked about those acquired on Montreal’s side in the Pacioretty deal, starting with Nick Suzuki. (EOTP)
— And Tomas Tatar. (EOTP)
— A great piece from Emily Kaplan on Canucks forward Brock Boeser. (ESPN)
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