With several talented unrestricted free agents still on the open market, one prominent player representative believes the recent lack of action is due to the NHL and NHLPA struggling to pull together a plan for the 2020-21 campaign.

"In early November teams were calling every day. Now it’s every other day," the anonymous agent told The Athletic's Thomas Drance. "They’re still indicating interest, but some of them are waiting. And some of it is us. We want to wait too."