Latest on Erik Karlsson, Andrei Markov and Nail Yakupov, the Senators re-sign Mark Borowiecki, the Maple Leafs sign William Nylander and updates on the Jets television schedule.
OTTAWA SUN: Don Brennan reports Senators star Erik Karlsson has returned to Ottawa to resume training. He claims he’s looking forward to the new season. Regardless of whether Karlsson becomes the new Senators captain, Brennan believes it’s now the defenseman’s team.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I believe Karlsson, Chris Phillips and Chris Neil are the likely candidates to become the next captain of the Senators.
NHL.COM: The Senators yesterday re-signed Mark Borowiecki to a three-year contract extension worth $1.1 million per season.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Jack Todd believes Andrei Markov would be a fine captain for the Canadiens.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Tomas Plekanec and P.K. Subban have also been bandied about in the media as possible candidates for the Habs captaincy.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: David Staples casts doubt on a pundit’s prediction that Oilers winger Nail Yakupov will become a point-per-game player this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I concur with Staples. While I anticipate Yakupov should improve this season I don’t see him averaging a point-per-game.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs have signed 2014 first-round pick William Nylander to a three-year entry-level contract.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets games will air on TSN3 this season.