Flames sweep Islanders in split-squad action, Jets down the Oilers in preseason play, plus the latest on the Sedins, the top five things to watch at Maple Leafs camp, and more.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames swept the NY Islanders in split-squad preseason play in Calgary and Regina yesterday by scores of 5-3 and 4-2.
WINNIPEG SUN: A physically engaged Dustin Byfuglien helped the Jets hold off the Edmonton Oilers with a 3-2 victory.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Sedin Twins aim to be more complete players under new coach John Tortorella, wanting to play on the penalty kill and starting shifts in the defensive zone.
TORONTO SUN: Top five things to watch for in Maple Leafs camp, including James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier jockeying for the starting goalie role.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers veteran forward Ryan Smyth, a master at “jamming the net”, could benefit from the league’s new shorter nets.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Demoted Canadiens prospect Louis Leblanc’s pro career has hit a low point, while his girlfriend, tennis star Aleksandra Wozniak, slammed the club via Twitter for demoting him. She has since deleted her comments.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A former first round pick of the Habs (18th overall in 2009), Leblanc has struggled to crack the Canadiens roster, raising the possibility he could become trade bait later this season.
OTTAWA SUN: Young Senators enforcer Darren Kramer will look to veteran Chris Neil for guidance.