Olli Jokinen feeling at home in Winnipeg, Zack Kassian motivated to move up in the Canucks roster, odds seem stacked against Taylor Fedun cracking the Oilers lineup, and Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau recovering from a stroke.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: New Jets center Olli Jokinen is looking forward to the upcoming season, though he has a backup plan to play for IFK Helsinki if there’s an NHL lockout. For now, he and his family are starting to feel at home in Winnipeg.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Winger Zack Kassian is hoping to use his being a healthy scratch in the Canucks final playoff game last spring as motivation to elevate his game this season.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Taylor Fedun has fully recovered from a serious leg injury, but the odds appear against him cracking the Oilers lineup this season.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau yesterday celebrated his 81st birthday and is making steady progress in his recovery from the stroke he suffered earlier this year.