Andrew Ladd takes part in road hockey game, Brian Gionta a legend at Boston College, Cory Schneider not heading to Europe, Nail Yakupov’s performance in the Super Series, and the Senators looking for ways to lure back fans post-lockout.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets captain Andrew Ladd and LA Kings star Mike Richards were among several locked-out NHLers who took part in an impromptu road hockey game recently with fans in Winnipeg, organized by TSN’s Cabbie Richards.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Been a fan of “Cabbie” since his days with The Score. His light-hearted segments draw athletes out of the box many put themselves in when talking to the media, highlighting their sense of humor and fun.
CANOE.CA: Montreal Canadiens forward Brian Gionta remains a legend at Boston College. In 2001, Gionta led the Eagles to their first NCAA championship since 1949.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks goalie Cory Schneider doubts he’ll play in Europe now, unless the entire NHL season is cancelled.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Agent Igor Larionov is pleased with the performance of client Nail Yakupov in the current Super Series between Russian and Canadian junior stars.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators have sent a poll to past season ticket holders offering up a slate of potential incentives designed to lure them back when the lockout is over.