Latest on the Jets, Canadiens, Flames and Canucks – August 28, 2012.

A report offers a glowing future for the Winnipeg Jets, P.K. Subban’s off-season nutrition plan, how Curtis Glencross spent his off-season, and the Canucks re-sign goaltender Eddie Lack.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Conference Board of Canada recently released a report suggesting the Jets future in Winnipeg looks “rosy”.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The report came with a caveat, suggesting another plunge in the value of the Canadian dollar could have serious consequences, something I’ve suggested as well since Winnipeg regained an NHL franchise. Look, I sincerely hope the Jets have a long, bright, healthy future in Winnipeg. I don’t ever want to see Winnipeggers lose another franchise, and I certainly hope that report pans out. That being said, it was only a decade ago the Canadian dollar was worth .64 cents US, prompting some Canadian economists to suggest adopting the American dollar, and forcing the NHL to adopt a revenue-sharing plan to assist struggling Canadian teams. Things change over time, and another future plunge in the value of the “loonie” would be felt all Canadian-based franchises, with the smaller markets feeling it the most.

CANOE.CA: Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban shares his off-season nutrition plan.

Glencross at home on the range.

CALGARY SUN: Flames forward Curtis Glencross spent the summer herding cattle at his father-in-law’s ranch.

VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks re-signed goaltender Eddie Lack to a two-year contract, which is a two way deal for the first season and a one way deal for the second. He’ll earn $650K at the NHL level in year one and $850K in year two.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s been suggested this signing indicates a trade of Roberto Luongo is imminent. Don’t believe it. There’s a reason Lack has a two-way deal for the first year, as it could take some time for the Canucks to move Luongo.

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  1. Funny how a revenue sharing plan wasn’t going to work when quebec and winnepeg were around but now its the cats pajamas. Imagine how many us markets would be gone if they didn’t introduce revenue sharing in 2004. I can think of 4 off the top of my head.