Mats Sundin may have to wait for Hall of Fame induction, Canucks take Mason Raymond to arbitration, Jets duo makes anti-homophobic commercial, plus updates on the Flames, Senators, Canadiens and Oilers.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs great Mats Sundin might have to wait for his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, as Joe Sakic and Brendan Shanahan are likely to be inducted before him.
VANCOUVER SUN: Despite filing to take winger Mason Raymond to “cutdown arbitration”, the Canucks still consider him an important part of their team. Raymond’s agent wasn’t surprised by the move. Raymond will no longer be eligible for RFA status on July 1, and the Canucks would have to abide by the arbiter’s award as they waive their “walkaway” rights with this move.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets duo Dustin Byfuglien and Tanner Glass have shot a promo for the anti-homophobic “You Can Play” campaign.
CALGARY SUN: Former Flames forward Martin Gelinas has returned to the team as an assistant coach.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators will need more “seasoning” if they hope to match the Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A Stanley Cup isn’t in the Senators immediate future, but their current rebuilding process has them on the right track.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens hired Sylvain Lefebvre as new coach of their AHL affiliate in Hamilton, Martin Lapointe was named director of player development, and Patrice Brisebois was named player development coach.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Calder Cup winning coach Jon Cooper is listed as a potential candidate for the Oilers vacant head coaching job.