12:45 pm: I asked Scott Gordon if it stands to reason, since Calvin de Haan is still here with no exhibition games left, that he’ll be here for the season opener. Gordon responded that the near futures of de Haan and Nino Niederreiter (second evaluation on leg bruise later today) will be a topic of discussion with Garth Snow all week. Both first round draft picks gave management plenty to talk about, but Gordon said he did not know yet whether the kids will be here “all season, for nine games, even on Wednesday.” I believe him. Comments on the kids. More to come.