Updates on the Canadiens, Oilers and Flames – August 23, 2012.

The latest on P.K. Subban’s contract talks, Nail Yakupov suffers a leg infection after falling off a treadmill, and the Flames prepare for a potential lockout.

No progress in Subban contract talks.

TVASPORTS’ L.A Lariviere took to Twitter to provide the following update on the contract talks between the Montreal Canadiens and P.K. Subban: “sources say that, merely 1 month since talks have kicked off, negotiations are going VERY slow right now”.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: As I’ve noted before, folks, some negotiations take longer than others. The Habs will eventually get Subban re-signed.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov has a leg infection after falling off a fast-moving treadmill last week.

CALGARY SUN: The Flames are preparing for a lockout by informing its full time staff and contract workers they could be facing pay cuts, or given the option of take a leave of absence – without pay – with guarantees their jobs will be waiting for them whenever the lockout ends.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s the team employees – not the owner, the management, coaching staff, players or fans – who’ll truly suffer in the event of a lockout.


  1. Don’t forget a lot of the surrounding businesses also.

  2. Yakupov hasn’t even put on skates yet and he gets injured? He’ll fit in very nicely with Hall and RNH with careers full of injuries and missed games.

    • Wow he got injured.All players get injured