Mike Cammalleri hoping for a bounce-back season, P.K. Subban unconcerned over contract talks, and Nail Yakupov on his lockout plans.
CALGARY SUN: Flames winger Mike Cammalleri is hoping to rebound from an injury-shortened 2011-12 season which also saw him move from Montreal to Calgary.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If the Flames hope to make the playoffs this season (whenever it starts), they’ll need a healthy Cammalleri to regain his scoring touch.
CANOE.CA: Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban continues to train in Toronto and remains unconcerned over his contract negotiations.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some of my readers have suggested Subban is being “jerked over” and should be traded. Again, some contract negotiations take longer than others, and Subban’s not the only notable RFA (Evander Kane, Jamie Benn, John Carlson, Michael Del Zotto) yet to be re-signed. He doesn’t want a trade, and I don’t believe the Canadiens want to move him.
NATIONAL POST: Edmonton Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov is uncertain over his plans in the event of an NHL lockout, but he ruled out a return to the OHL and the Sarnia Sting.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I expect he’ll head over to the KHL.