The latest roundup of NHL CBA news involving Canadian NHL teams.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Sedin twins don’t intend on playing in Europe unless the entire upcoming NHL season is canceled because of a lockout. It appears most of their teammates will also be staying in Vancouver for the time being.
OTTAWA SUN: In the event of a lockout, Senators players intend to rent ice time at Bell Sensplex and train under the tutelege of former NHL’er John Chabot.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk said the NHLPA isn’t giving up on trying to prevent the Oilers and Calgary Flames from locking out their players by taking the case before the Alberta Labour Relations Board.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets captain Andrew Ladd insists the NHLPA membership is unified as a potential lockout approaches.
CALGARY SUN: At least ten Flames players will be participating in the team’s upcoming annual charity golf tournament, one day after it was reported all the players had opted to back out of it.
LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL: New Canadiens forward Brandon Prust offers up his views of an impending lockout and how it would affect his debut with the club.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not hearing much optimism from the players suggesting a lockout can be avoided, just lots of talk of contingency plans in case of one. Probably tells us all we need to know about the status of CBA talks between the PA and the league.