NHL Canadian Corner – July 6, 2014

Two Canadiens file for salary arbitration, as does Flames forward Joe Colborne, the Canucks re-sign Chris Tanev plus latest on the Oilers. 

MONTREAL GAZETTE: P.K. Subban and Lars Eller file for salary arbitration, ensuring both will be under contract when training camp opens in September.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Habs fans shouldn’t panic over this, as few cases end up before an arbiter. Both could end up re-signed well before their arbitration dates. In most cases this is done by the player to set a deadline for a new contract with his team. 

Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson among 20 players who filed for salary arbitration.

Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson among 20 players who filed for salary arbitration.

CALGARY SUN: Flames forward Joe Colborne filed for salary arbitration. Flames GM Brad Treliving called it part of the process, adding talks with Colborne will continue.

NHLPA: Those on other Canadian teams who filed for arbitration include Ottawa’s Derek Grant, as well as Toronto’s James Reimer (who filed earlier last week) and Cody Franson.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Notable Oilers RFAs Jeff Petry and Justin Schultz opted not to file for salary arbitration.

VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks have signed defenseman Chris Tanev to a one-year, $2 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Tanev wanted to avoid salary arbitration or a long contract standoff. He told the Sun he intends to show he can play as well this coming season as he did last season.