The latest on Evander Kane, P.K. Subban and Nail Yakupov, plus Leafs coach Randy Carlyle on his team’s readiness this season.

CTV’s Julie Stewart-Binks reported via Twitter : “According to inside sources, Evander Kane has asked for a trade for a trade from the Winnipeg Jets. Wants to be face of franchise…”

Jets deny Kane wants a trade.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS’ Gary Lawless, however, followed up: “Jets tell me no truth to Evander Kane asking for a trade”.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: For about an hour last night, things got quite interesting regarding Evander Kane, but as with all trade rumors regarding the Jet winger, it was all for naught.

CANOE.CA: P.K. Subban’s agent, Mark Guy, dismissed a rumor claiming the defenseman was seeking a five-year, $30 million contract. “PK has never made such requests to Canadians,” said Guy.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This isn’t the first time a rumor was floated regarding Subban’s supposed contract demands, only to have them shot down by his agents. I suppose next we’ll hear he’s demanding a trade…;) Again, the Canadiens aren’t shopping Subban, who has stated his intent to remain in Montreal.

EDMONTON SUN: That story claiming Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov suffered a leg infection falling off a treadmill? Not true.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m just waiting for the first “Yakupov doesn’t like Edmonton and wants out” rumor, akin to those dogging Evander Kane in Winnipeg.

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle says his team will be ready for the upcoming season, whenever that might be.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Well, as ready as a team without experienced goaltending can be….