Forward Mike Grier, who played for the Oilers, Capitals, Sabres and Sharks during 14 seasons, announced his retirement Thursday.
Anyone who hoped the NHL's new collective bargaining agreement would lead to fewer early departures is in for a rude awakening.
Saturday's Heritage Classic outdoor game at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton promises to be a great spectacle.
Top-seeded Colorado State, loaded with speed, will have to adjust to the smaller rink against Wayne State.
The deadline is over two months away, but already trade rumors are swirling.