Canadiens thump Hurricanes in preseason play, Flames name Mark Giordano their new captain, Mason Raymond clicking with Dave Bolland, the Jets cut Ian White, and more.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadien coach Michel Therrien credited his veteran players for his club’s decisive 6-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, singling out David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty, P.K. Subban and Peter Budaj.
CALGARY HERALD: The Flames introduced Mark Giordano as their new captain, with Curtis Glencross and Mike Cammalleri serving as alternates.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not a shocking choice. Giordano isn’t a big star and franchise player like his predecessor Jarome Iginla, but he is well-respected by his teammates.
TORONTO STAR: Training camp invitee Mason Raymond is clicking with Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland, fueling speculation the club could offer him a contract. Raymond claims, to his knowledge, there’s been no talks between the club and his agent.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The rumblings persist claiming Raymond will get a one-year contract from the Leafs. More on this later this morning in my Rumors section.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Small (5-9, 170 lbs) but tenacious forward J.G. Pageau continues to turn heads with his energetic, “old school” style of play.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pageau’s tenacity and work ethic should help him earn a regular roster spot.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: David Staples lists what must go well for the Oilers to make the playoffs.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets cut 11 players from camp yesterday, including training camp invitee defenseman Ian White, who could explore his European options having washed out of Jets camp.
VANCOUVER SUN: Time is running out for promising Canucks youngsters like Bo Horvat, Hunter Shinkaruk, Brendan Gaunce and Nicklas Jensen to earn a roster spot.