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OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn’t pleased with the NHL bargaining position in this current labor dispute, saying he’s “past being frustrated”.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: For Alfredsson, he’s facing more than just another lost season. It could be the end of his playing career.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets center Olli Jokinen isn’t optimistic over this season being salvaged, though he did say it was worthwhile the two sides were continuing negotiations, compared to the previous lockout where weeks went by without talks.
CALGARY SUN: Randy Sportak on how the lockout is affecting six Flames storylines worth watching. Among them: the future of Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff in Calgary.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If this becomes a season-killing lockout, Iginla becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer, meaning last season may have been his last with the Flames.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Jason Botchford wonders why Canucks defenseman Alex Edler has been so evasive over his physical status, fueling speculation he’s hiding an injury.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens forward Erik Cole is expected to receive a clean bill of health on Friday, meaning he’ll no longer be paid during the lockout.