Senators Paul MacLean and Daniel Alfredsson win NHL awards, Miikka Kiprusoff’s future remains uncertain, and Evander Kane gets in trouble on Twitter again.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators coach Paul MacLean won the Jack Adams trophy as NHL coach of the year, while Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson won the Mark Messier Leadership Award.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to Alfredsson and MacLean. As for the Senators captain, it could come down to his family’s willingness to go through another long season.
CALGARY SUN: Flames GM Jay Feaster said goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff has yet to decide if he’ll return to play out the final season of his contract or retire. Feaster said Kiprusoff is aware management will give him time to reach a decision.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The expectation is Kiprusoff could retire, though that’s not a certainty. In the meantime, the Flames have taken steps toward bolstering their goalie depth for the future by moving to sign KHL goalie Karri Ramo, plus they have Swiss netminder Reto Berra and backup Joey MacDonald in the system.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets forward Evander Kane has apologized for making a homophobic slur on Twitter aimed at Miami Heat star Chris Bosh.