Bobby Ryan prepares to adjust to life with the Senators, the Flames re-sign T.J. Brodie, plus the latest on the Jets and Canadiens.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: cites a recent NHL.com interview with Bobby Ryan, who is preparing to adjust to his new life with the Ottawa Senators.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’ll be a significant change for Ryan, especially the media and fan attention. Once the season gets going and he adjusts to his new teammates, he’ll grow more comfortable.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Defenseman Mark Borowiecki hopes to work his way back into the Senators lineup.
NHL.COM: The Calgary Flames signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a two-year contract worth an average annual cap hit of $2.125 million. He’ll earn $1.75 million in 2013-14 and $2.5 million in 2014-15.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: An affordable deal for Brodie, giving him an opportunity over the next two seasons to fully establish himself as a key part of the Flames defense corps.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: In the wake of the Jets re-signings of Zach Bogosian, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little to lucrative, long-term contracts this summer, Gary Lawless believes the days of the young Jets core living off potential are over.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’ll have my take on the Jets signings this summer and their other long-term investments in promising young players later today in my Soapbox. I agree with Lawless that the time has come for those players to step up and carry the Jets into playoff contention.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Former Canadiens goalie coach Pierre Groulx is baffled by criticism leveled at him by another former Habs goalie coach Roland Melanson, who questioned Groulx’s role in the development of Carey Price.