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OTTAWA SUN: Don Brennan lists several physical forwards the Senators should pursue, including Boston’s Shawn Thornton, Colorado’s Steve Downie, Dallas’ Brenden Morrow, Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck, and the NY Rangers’ Brandon Dubinsky. Brennan admits, however, many of the names on his list are “wishful thinking”.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: All of those I noted are wishful thinking. The others he lists, however, are realistic options.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Kyle Wellwood is comfortable returning to the Jets on a one-year contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If he has another season as he did in 2011-12 (a career-best 47 points), he’ll earn a longer-term deal from the Jets after this one.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis reports nearly $200 million in financing is still needed to fund a new downtown arena for the Oilers.