On the final day of the Sochi Olympics, check out the latest on Canada’s seven NHL teams.
VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks coach John Tortorella cheers for Sweden in the gold medal game because the two Canucks on Team Canada (Roberto Luongo and Dan Hamhuis) aren’t playing.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs management prepares for the final stretch of the NHL season.
OTTAWA SUN: Don Brennan reports the Senators face some big decisions regarding their potential UFAs this season and next. This year’s list includes Chris Phillips and Milan Michalek, while Jason Spezza, Bobby Ryan and Craig Anderson will be eligible next summer.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I expect they’ll try to re-sign Phillips, Spezza and Ryan.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Ondrej Pavelec and Michael Frolik are glad to leave the Czech soap opera behind them and return to the Jets.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Czechs’ performance was overshadowed by questionable player selection and odd coaching decisions.
CALGARY SUN: Flames center Mikael Backlund was raking in the dough betting with his teammates on the Olympic hockey tournament.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers defenseman Anton Belov hopes to carry his Olympic experience into his NHL game.
LA PRESSE: Louis Leblanc hopes he still has a future with the Montreal Canadiens.