Latest on P.K. Subban’s contract talks, Kyle Turris thrilled Daniel Alfredsson is returning to the Senators, the Jets payroll should rise by summer’s end, six free agent blueliners the Oilers should target, and Manny Malhotra to march in Vancouver Gay Pride parade.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Mike Boone reports P.K. Subban’s agent denied an RDS report claiming his client had rejected a two-year, $5.5 million contract offer from the Canadiens, claiming a deal is not imminent.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Again, Habs fans nervous over this should relax. There’s plenty of time remaining for the two sides to get a deal done. That being said, I agree with Boone that this supposed offer was a low-ball deal. I expect Subban should get at least a three-year contract, probably between $3.5 – $4 million per.
OTTAWA SUN: Kyle Turris is thrilled his prayers for team captain Daniel Alfredsson to return this season have been answered.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I daresay Turris isn’t the only Senator whose prayers were answered.
WINNNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets may be under the current projected salary cap floor of $54.2 million, but they won’t be by summer’s end.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As the piece noted, re-signing Evander Kane will push them over the cap minimum.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis recently listed Carlo Colaiacovo, Michal Rozsival, Pavel Kubina, Milan Jurcina, Brett Clark and former Oiler Jaroslav Spacek as potential options if the Oilers decide to add an experienced defenseman.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks forward Manny Malhotra will march in Vancouver’s Gay Pride parade on Sunday as part of his support for the “You Can Play” campaign.