2012 Development Camp is just about in the books as today marks the final scheduled activities for three dozen or so prospects and hopefuls. Of note heading into the weekend:
- The Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday that a "source" has confirmed Minnesota's Nick Bjugstad - the standout star of this week's camp - has rejected an initial contract offer. While this may indeed be the case, it's hardly to be viewed as bad news since such an early outcome is entirely typical.
- An excellent article from John Fischer at ILWT takes a somewhat critical look at recent Devils signee Krys Barch.
- We're all aware of Kris Versteeg's decision to take his RFA case to an arbitrator; happily, defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has avoided such a measure, but the deadline looms - as in, today - for teams to do the same.
- Everyone needs a hobby.
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