Dream of Shea Weber as a Canuck is over, wondering what the Jets would do if Evander Kane got an offer sheet, more speculation on Daniel Alfredsson, Flames have big plans for Roman Cervenka, Scott Gomez scores at his own golf tournament, and two more ex-Leafs will take part in 2013 Winter Classic alumni games.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The dream of Canucks fans of BC-born Shea Weber joining their team died yesterday when he inked his 14-year, $110 million offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: They’ll just have to take solace in the fact Jason Garrison, another BC-born defenseman, joined the Canucks as a free agent. Hmmm, not as sexy as Shea Weber though, is it?
WINNIPEG SUN: Wondering what the Jets would do if Evander Kane got an offer sheet.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Well, after they got over their initial shock, probably match it, but I don’t think they’ll have to worry too much about Kane getting an offer sheet. Sure, it’s possible, but a recent report claimed Kane and the Jets were closing in on a six-year contract.
OTTAWA SUN: Though Daniel Alfredsson still hasn’t publicly made his decision if he’ll return with the Senators or retire, Don Brennan reads the tea leaves and believed “Alfie” not only has made his decision, but will indeed return next season, whenever it starts.
CALGARY HERALD: The Flames have big plans for new center Roman Cervenka, who to date has spent his entire career in Europe, penciling him into centering one of the top two lines.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sure, it’s a gamble, putting a center who’s never played a single NHL game into that role, but it’s not as though the Flames have better options available to them, so why not? At worst, it won’t work, and at best, a new Flames star is born.
RDS.CA: Montreal Canadiens center Scott Gomez won an Acura at his own golf tournament in Anchorage, scoring a hole-in-one on the par-three sixth.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Insert jokes about how he can’t score on the ice here.
TORONTO SUN: Former Maple Leafs Mats Sundin and Tie Domi will be joining the Leafs alumni team for the 2013 Winter Classic games against the Detroit Red Wings alumni.