Reaction to the Senators signing David Legwand, updates on Chris Tanev, Ryan White and Flames prospect Sam Bennett, the latest on the Oilers, plus a Buffalo sportswriter has some advice for Toronto Maple Leafs fans.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Ken Warren on the Senators signing center David Legwand to a two-year contract.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: After re-signing Zack Kassian, the Canucks now shift their focus to re-signing defenseman Chris Tanev.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Now-former Canadiens forward Ryan White is trying to land with another NHL team.
CALGARY SUN: Flames 2014 first-round pick Sam Bennett expects to crack the club’s roster this coming season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Flames first-round pick last season (Sean Monahan) made the roster last season and quickly blossomed into a promising forward. Bennett has a chance to do the same.
EDMONTON SUN: Colman Byfield believes the Oilers additions of Benoit Pouliot and Mark Fayne indicate hockey analytics has arrived in Edmonton.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m a believer in advanced stats, though I don’t consider them the end-all and be-all for assessing hockey talent. Of the aforementioned Oilers additions, I like the Fayne signing more than the Pouliot deal, as the latter has a history of inconsistency.
BUFFALO NEWS: Donn Esmonde notes Josh Gorges recent rejection of joining the Toronto Maple Leafs and instead accepting a trade to the Buffalo Sabres. He offers up advice for Toronto fans: get used to rejection.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Expecting a reaction from Leafs fans in the comments section in 3…2…1….