Check out the latest notable news on your favorite Canadian NHL teams as the current CBA expires. Enjoy!


Spezza not expecting a last minute CBA resolution.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators star Jason Spezza isn’t expecting a miraculous last-minute deal to avoid another lockout.

 LA PRESSE: Montreal Canadiens star Erik Cole isn’t holding out hope for a quick resolution to the NHL CBA standoff.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets center Olli Jokinen is frustrated over facing his second lockout in seven years.

CALGARY SUN: Flames promising forward Sven Baertschi has been sent to play for the club’s AHL farm team in Abbotsford.

VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks demoted several player, including Zach Kassian and Chris Tanev, to their AHL affiliate.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Young Oilers like Magnus Paajarvi, Anton Lander, Justin Schultz and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could be headed to the club’s AHL affiliate in Oklahoma if there’s a lockout.

TORONTO STAR: Damien Cox wonders if the new owners of the Toronto Maple Leafs might be having some buyers remorse with the NHL poised for a lockout.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: If they do, it’ll be short term. Owning the Leafs is a license to print money, and whenever the NHL returns to action, they’ll be raking it in again, regardless of how the team performs on the ice.