In the category of no brainers, the Capitals resigned John Erskine to a two year $1.75 million contract today. Erskine stepped in big last season by filling a tough defenseman role after Witt's departure. While Erskine didn't mount the points (1 goal and 6 assists) he was a presence on the ice and played well.
Also, the Tampa Bay Lightning got their new sweaters, as did the Senators. I am realizing that less is more with the new jerseys. The logos are bigger but the jersey style themselves are painfully simple. For the Lightning it's basically a black or white jersey with very little in way of stripes or character on the sweater itself. The verdict is still out for me. I guess I just thought there was going to be a little more pizazz.