The latest on Zach Bogosian and Ben Scrivens, plus updates on the Oilers, Flames, Canucks, and Senators, while Wayne Gretzky believes the NHL will return to Quebec City one day.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Gary Lawless believes the Jets value defenseman Zach Bogosian too much to risk losing him to an offer sheet. He feels the Jets will re-sign Bogosian to a long-term deal (suggesting six years, $24 million), as moving him is not an option.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I could see Bogosian inking a six-to-eight year deal worth $5 million per season. He’s worth that much to the Jets. They won’t part with him via trade, and they won’t allow a rival club to sign him away via offer sheet.
TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens will march in Toronto’s Pride Parade.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish assured season ticket holders he intends on bolstering the club’s depth.
CALGARY HERALD: High River, Alberta native Corban Knight is thrilled over being dealt by the Florida Panthers to the Calgary Flames.
SPECTOR’ S NOTE: Knight is finishing four years of NCAA hockey with North Dakota. Hockey’s Future projects him to become a physical checking forward, and he should become part of the Flames new youth movement.
VANCOUVER SUN: Newly signed goalie Joacim Eriksson will vie with Eddie Lack for the Canucks backup goalie position.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That could depend upon the return the Canucks get for Roberto Luongo if they’re able to trade him this summer.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators home arena will officially become Canadian Tire Centre on July 1.
NATIONAL POST: Wayne Gretzky has a “gut feeling” the NHL will one day return to Quebec City.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given the NHL’s recent interest in Seattle as a possible destination for the Phoenix Coyotes, it sounds like Quebec City could be destined to receive an expansion franchise, rather than a relocated one.