The holiday season brings one bummer for imaginative fans: their hypothetical trade ideas cannot (even potentially) become a reality until midnight on Dec. 27. The NHL is currently in a “roster freeze” period which means that teams aren’t allowed to make trades or waiver moves during this time.
It’s a nice thing that fringe players cannot utter the Step Brothers line: “You know what I got for Christmas? A crushed soul.”
Those worried about injuries can relax, though, as teams are allowed to recall minor league players on an “emergency basis.”
(H/T to Kukla’s Korner for the reminder.)