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OTTAWA SUN: Senators center Jason Spezza is prepared to remain in Switzerland until Christmas, but may return home even if the lockout isn’t over by then. “I have already informed the leaders of Hockey Canada that I was willing to participate in the Spengler Cup during the holiday season,” Spezza told Le Droit hockey writer Sylvain St-Laurent in Switzerland. “After that, we’ll see.”
CANOE.CA: Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price will spend some time training with his former WHL team, the Tri-City Americans.
QMI AGENCY: Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider isn’t impressed by the insults hurled at league commissioner Gary Bettman by some members of the NHLPA.”We’d like to think we are adults and can handle this in an appropriate way. It’s easy to direct your anger towards one person because he represents the owners and the owners aren’t allowed to speak.”
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk believes the two sides are too far along in CBA talks not to reach a deal soon.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Here’s hoping Dubnyk is right.
CALGARY SUN: Flames backup Leland Irving is battling for playing time with the club’s AHL team in Abbotsford.
TORONTO SUN: A lawyer from Barrie, Ontario successfully bid for an old toilet which used to be in the Maple Leafs dressing room.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Seems only fitting, as the Leafs have been in the crapper for years. C’mon, the set up was right there. A Leafs fan buying a toilet from Maple Leaf Gardens? That’s too good to resist! Gotta admit, that lawyer is one devoted Leafs fan.