An update on Canadiens center Daniel Briere, latest on Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle and Senators bench boss Paul MacLean, and updates on the Oilers, Flames, Jets and Canucks.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The playoffs is the time to shine for Canadiens forward Daniel Briere, who has 109 points in 108 postseason games.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: The fate of Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle remains uncertain.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s widely assumed Carlyle will be replaced. The recent hiring of Brendan Shanahan as team president could delay that decision.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said head coach Paul MacLean will return next season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: He’ll have to change his style, as the Senators were among this season’s worst defensive teams.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish remains steadfast in his support of his coaching and scouting staff.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That support will be tested next season if the Oilers fail to make any significant improvement.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba will join Team USA at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Pending RFA defenseman Chris Tanev was among the few bright spots in an otherwise miserable season for the Canucks.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames will be moving their AHL affiliate from Abbotsford, BC. Glen Falls, NY has been suggested as a possible destination.