Daniel Alfredsson to address the Ottawa media today, Roberto Luongo’s SUV vandalized, Canadiens coach expects bounce-back seasons from Carey Price and David Desharnais, the Flames seek a post-Iginla captain, and a former Oiler signs in Switzerland.
OTTAWA SUN: Former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will speak with the Ottawa media today to discuss his departure from the club.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’ll be surprised if Alfredsson has any harsh words for Senators management and ownership regarding his decision to sign with the Detroit Red Wings. I’m expecting a low-key response from him.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo had the tires stolen off his SUV from the driveway of his Florida home.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: In typical fashion, Luongo was able to see the positive side, taking to Twitter to comment that at least the robbers left the car.
TSN.CA: Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien anticipates bounce-back performances from goaltender Carey Price and center David Desharnais, whose struggles last season led to the Habs early playoff elimination by the Ottawa Senators.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Both players enter this season with a lot to prove. Of the pair, Price is the one who absolutely must improve for the Canadiens to not only make the playoffs, but build upon their surprisingly high placement in the standings last season.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: James O’Brien considers several potential candidates for captaincy of the Calgary Flames, including Mark Giordano, Curtis Glencross, Mike Cammalleri and Dennis Wideman.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’d say it’s between Giordano and Glencross.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Former Oilers winger Lennart Petrell has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A.