Watching Simmonds get signed while Artie isn't signed yet just makes me more anxious to see a deal get done.
I don't see why Redden has any impact. His contract is about the same as the summer cap bump, so his contract is a wash to when the season starts.
Now that Richards is signed, the RFA deals should be getting done and we haven't seen any of them happen yet. Callahan will probably be first and we're almost a week out. Holiday or not, the two sides couldn't have been that far apart. Someone should have been signed by now.