A brief biography of new Senator Bobby Ryan, new Oiler Andrew Ference has some advice for his team, the Canucks have limited cap space to fill out their roster, plus the latest on the other Canadian NHL teams.
OTTAWA SUN: Tim Baines has a short biography on new Senators forward Bobby Ryan.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ryan comes into Ottawa facing perhaps the most pressure he ever has in his NHL career, as he’ll be expected to be not just one of the Senators top scorers but could see himself thrust into a leadership role.
EDMONTON SUN: Robert Tychkowski reports new Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference, who played in two Stanley Cup Finals and won a Cup in 2011 with Boston, stressed the need for a team effort throughout the franchise if the club is to become successful again.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers will be looking toward Ference to provide leadership as they continue to build toward playoff contention.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Jim Jamieson reports the Canucks roster is nearly full, with only about $5 million in cap space and five players to sign, including Chris Tanev and winger Dale Weise.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Doesn’t appear any major changes are coming for the Canucks roster this summer.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets avoided salary arbitration with Eric Tangradi, signing him to a two-year deal worth $$650K next season and $700K in 2014-15.
CALGARY SUN: Flames 2013 first round pick (sixth overall) Sean Monahan is expected to sign an entry-level deal soon.
LA PRESSE: Former Montreal Canadiens forward Stephan Lebeau is now
head assistant coach of their AHL affiliate in Hamilton.
TORONTO SUN: Steve Buffery is no fan of Maple Leafs president Tim Leiweke’s plan to remove photos of the Leafs great teams of the 1960s from the hallways of the Air Canada Center.