The latest on the Maple Leafs, Jets and Canadiens.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke is believed in the market for a veteran netminder to help young James Reimer carry the load, but won’t comment on which goalies he could pursue. Capitals pending UFA Tomas Vokoun has been mentioned as a possibility.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If the Leafs pursue Roberto Luongo, his long-term contract spells the end of any long-term future for Reimer in Toronto. If Burke is truly committed to Reimer as his future starter, he’ll look for a short-term (one-two years) option, like Vokoun.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets captain Andrew Ladd reflects on the first anniversary of the announcement the Atlanta Thrashers were relocating to Winnipeg, the euphoria among Winnipeggers (which he witnessed first-hand), the positive effect upon the players this season, and looked ahead to building toward playoff contention.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens have not contacted the Zurich Lions to seek permission to speak with Bob Hartley, who’s been linked to the Canadiens as a candidate for their vacant head coach position.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said there wouldn’t be an announcement on a new head coach this week, but expects to make it in the near future.