Three proposed fixes for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk talks about the CBA negotiations, an update on Yannick Weber, and a Flames defenseman heads for the KHL.
ESPN.COM: Doug McIntyre proposes three fixes for the Toronto Maple Leafs: find a number one goalie, find another shutdown defenseman, and find a decent center.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Leafs Nation responds, “Tell us something we didn’t already know!”
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk speaks out about the latest CBA negotiations, suggesting there’s no reason to panic over the league’s initial hardline offer, pointing out the lack of hostility between the two sides, and the apparent willingness to get a deal done.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: We’ll know by mid-September if Dubnyk’s optimism is justified. I certainly hope so.
ESPN.COM: Montreal Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber took to Twitter to deny rumors from the Swiss media he wants out of Montreal. One rumor had the Detroit Red Wings interested in Weber.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No offense to Weber, but if the Wings are shopping for blueline depth, there are better options to be had.
CALGARY SUN: Flames defenseman Clay Wilson will play next season in the KHL.