Entering the opening day of NHL training camps, with the lockout officially history, all eyes are upon the status of Roberto Luongo, P.K. Subban and Michael Del Zotto.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Jason Botchford commends Roberto Luongo for the classy way he’s handled the trade speculation and the possibility he could start this season backing up Cory Schneider if the Canucks fail to trade him before January 19. Botchford claims Luongo knows the possibilities covering where he might play next, including Toronto, Philadelphia, Edmonton, Chicago and even Florida, his former team.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Speculation suggests Luongo could be dealt within 48 hours of the official end of the lockout. We’ll find out soon enough if that’s the case.
SPORTSNET.CA: Contract talks between the Montreal Canadiens and P.K. Subban’s agent “cooled” yesterday, and are expected to continue on Sunday.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s believed the Canadiens have offered Subban a three-year, $12 million contract, while Subban is reportedly seeking a five-year deal worth the same amount ($4 million) per season.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: Andrew Gross reports defenseman Michael Del Zotto will be missing when the Rangers hit the ice today for the opening day of training camp.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Rangers have reportedly offered a two-three year deal worth between $2.3-$2.5 million per season, while Del Zotto is reportedly seeking $3 million per.