The latest on David Clarkson, David Perron, Sven Baertschi and more.

Former Leafs captain Wendel Clark and new Leaf David Clarkson.

Former Leafs captain Wendel Clark and new Leaf David Clarkson.

TORONTO STAR: New Maple Leaf David Clarkson gets a thumbs-up from former Leafs captain Wendel Clark.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Clark means well, but this will only add to the heightened expectations some Leafs fans  have of Clarkson as a clone of the former Leafs captain.

EDMONTON SUN: Terry Jones doesn’t have a favorable opinion of the Oilers acquisition of David Perron.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has tried to deliver on his promise of bold moves this summer, but he’s discovered it’s easier said than done. The Perron deal doesn’t land the big, physical power forward the Oilers need, but he should bolster their offensive attack.

CALGARY SUN: Promising Sven Baertschi could be a prime canadidate for the Swiss Olympic hockey team.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets have signed former Predator Matt Halischuk.

VANCOUVER SUN: Brendan Gaunce and Bo Horvat could address the Canucks depth at center in the coming years.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens have signed 2013 first round pick Michael McCarron to an entry-level contract.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators will open their 8-game preseason out west.

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