Updates on Jason Spezza and Devan Dubnyk, what might’ve been for the Flames, and how the bizarre moves of former GM Pierre Gauthier scuttled the Canadiens 2011-12 season.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators center Jason Spezza, currently playing in Switzerland’s National League “A”, will play for Canada in the upcoming Spengler Cup tournament. “Other familiar names on the team are New York Islanders star John Tavares, Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers and Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Quite the star-studded team for Canada, which should help their chances in the tournament.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk will also be part of Canada’s roster in the Spengler Cup tournament.
CALGARY SUN: Wes Gilbertson looks at the schedule that might’ve been for the Calgary Flames had it not been cancelled by the NHL lockout.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Pat Hickey lays blames for the Canadiens disastrous 2011-12 season at the feet of former GM Pierre Gauthier.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Few Habs fans will argue with that assessment.