Kyle Turris praises Daniel Alfredsson, Dave Bolland brings the Stanley Cup to his hometown, Jets were prepared to invest heavily in their young core players, and Mark Cundari hopes to make an impact upon the Flames blueline.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators forward Kyle Turris has nothing but praise for former teammate Daniel Alfredsson, who signed with the Detroit Red Wings after 17 seasons in Ottawa. “He is probably the guy I’ve looked up to the most the last four, five years of my hockey career,” Turris said, adding he expects Alfredsson should be “extremely respected” when he returns to Ottawa this season with the Wings.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That view is shared by all the Senators, and you can expect Alfredsson will get his just due when he visits Ottawa this coming season with the Wings, both from his former teammates and Senators fans.
TORONTO SUN: New Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland brought the Stanley Cup to his home town of Mimico on Thursday. Bolland was traded to the Leafs from the Chicago Blackhawks following the latter’s championship run.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets co-owner and governor Mark Chipman said the club expected it would be expensive to re-sign Zach Bogosian, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little. Chipman assures Jets fans these are signings the club could afford to make.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s because the Jets are currently profitable. As the article noted, the Jets can attribute that to season ticket sales and the $100 million in revenue it earned during their first season back in Winnipeg.
CALGARY HERALD: Defenseman Mark Cundari hopes to earn a permanent spot on the Flames blueline this coming season.