Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while getting back to the business of hockey next week.
*The Gila River Arena is beginning to show some prospects for the community of Glendale, but what would happen if the Coyotes franchise ever decided to pack up and leave?
*As a prospective baseball player, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville makes one hell of a hockey coach.
*PHT writer Ryan Dadoun has the Colorado Avalanche announcing the signing of Harvard standout Alex Kerfoot, who had drawn interest from around the NHL.
*Speaking of the Colorado Avalanche, University of Denver D-man Will Butcher is expected to make his decision this weekend and it’s possible he could circle back to the Avs. As I said a while back, the Bruins are not expected to be in the running given, from an organization standpoint, their overcrowded situation on the left side of their defense. They could use another stalwart top-four guy with some NHL experience on the left side to potentially pair with Charlie McAvoy, but Butcher really doesn’t fit that bill.
*Tyler Seguin says there are “no excuses” for the revamped Dallas Stars this upcoming season. That’s funny because I didn’t think there were really any excuses last season either but that didn’t stop them from completely sucking.
*For something completely different: "Batman" director Matt Reeves attempted to put out the fire on several Batman movie rumors, but he was pretty vague on some important ones. Like, is Ben Affleck going to actually be in these Batman movies and are they really going to be interconnected with the Justice League and other DC standalone movies? This feels like it’s going to end up being one big, giant letdown once fans learn the truth because I think this Reeves dude is going to be doing his own thing apart from the DC Extended Universe just when they’re beginning to get some traction with the Wonder Woman movie.