The Yankees are loaded with prospects. They already have quite a bit of youth on the big-league roster, too. Their previous deals, both in the offseason and in-season, show a general manager who doesn’t want to give up on the future just to help the present. Adding Gray wouldn’t change any of that: He’s only 27, and he won’t be a free agent until after 2019. The Yankees would be getting someone to help them both now and in the future, which was what brought them not just Frazier and Robertson, but Kahnle and his team control as well.
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The league’s decision to pause the 2017-18 season two weeks in February to allow players to attend the Games has not been received well.
Some namely Capitals star Alex Ovechkin have said they intend to play for their countries regardless of the NHL’s stance. It remains to be seen the sort of repercussions players may face for defying the ruling. That’s another wrinkle on which Daly and the NHL have yet to rule.
Committees also were limited in who they could hire as a coach, pooling from the NCAA and unemployed former NHL bench bosses.
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