Thanks to everyone who asked questions this week. It was great to hear from you all. I wanted to be as detailed as possible in my answers, so I limited myself to nine answers. Otherwise, this mailbag could have turned into a book.
That said, there were some topics where people asked similar questions. Turns out a lot of you are interested in Jesse Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto’s upcoming contracts, Evan Bouchard and Tyson Barrie fighting for the job, goalkeepers and Duncan Keith and his former team.
In cases like these, I tried to choose the most universal query, but also tried to address the ramifications of others in my answer. If yours was not chosen, please search for a similar question and you will hopefully get an answer that matches what you asked for. I also answered some of the dumbest questions or the ones without mass appeal in the discussion forum. Hope this covers most of you.
OK; let’s go.
(Note: Some questions are edited for length and / or clarity.)
If recent history is any clue, it looks like the Smith-Koskinen tandem is performing acceptably for the regular season, but maybe not for the playoffs, where a goalie has to steal games on occasion. Do you think Smith and Koskinen are still the