The latest on Tyler Seguin, Patrick Bergeron, Willie Mitchell, Clayton Stoner and more.
USA TODAY: New Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin hopes to repair his reputation. Seguin was dealt by the Boston Bruins to Dallas this summer amid speculation he partied too much away from the ice.
BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has yet to receive clearance to return to action. He will meet with team doctors before training camp opens, and should receive clearance during off-ice fitness tests on the opening day of camp.
Bergeron suffered a punctured lung, broken rib, torn rib cartilage and a separated shoulder during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell says he won’t be holding back when he reports to training camp this week. Mitchell missed all of last season to a knee injury.
STLTODAY.COM: Expectations are high for the St. Louis Blues this season as they enter training camp. Some prognosticators consider the Blues a Stanley Cup contender this season.
CTV NEWS: Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner is unapologetic for killing a grizzly bear on First Nations land in British Columbia last spring on what was considered a “trophy hunt”. Stoner had a legal permit to shoot the bear, but while grizzly-hunting is legal in BC, First Nations want a ban on trophy hunting.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m with the First Nations on this. Stoner legally did nothing wrong, but I don’t agree with hunting an animal merely for its head and paws.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Jason Karmanos, son of Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr., was fired as the club’s assistant general manager regarding a “personal disagreement” between the two.