Obviously no contracts can be signed until July 1, and technically there is to be no discussion of contract terms, but the window is open for discussions to begin. T.J. Oshie re-signing with the Washington Capitals on Friday already removed one of the big-ticket players from the market. Shattenkirk is probably the top free agent available on the market and headlines a weak group of defensemen.
It appears The Process and the Big Ticket are well acquainted. Retired former NBA MVP Kevin Garnett made an appearance at the Sixers' practice facility on Saturday, posting an Instagram post from the Camden, New Jersey, location. The post seemed somewhat cryptic, but things then became clearer when Dario Saric posted a picture with Garnett and Joel Embiid. A post shared by Dario Saric (@megalodon20) on Jun 24, 2017 at 9:51am PDT All three posted the same photos on their respective Instagram. Garnett has spent his first year in retirement working for TNT on Area 21, interviewing former and current players during Turner broadcasts. However, he's also worked as a consultant for multiple teams,
One Nationals fan was so displeased with the team's bullpen that he took shots at the relievers in his obituary.