- With Glenn Healy leaving the NHLPA, Eric Duhatschek of the Globe & Mail wonders who would want the job as union leader?
- Johnny Boychuk could be the offensive defenseman of the future that the Bruins are looking for.
- The Bruins will announce a contract extension for Claude Julien today at a press conference, writes Stephen Harris.
- “I’ve been saying the last three or four years, if he played in a big hockey market, he would have been a Norris Trophy candidate, for sure,” said Olli Jokinen about Jay Bouwmeester.
- New head coach Brent Sutter is very excited to finally begin his first training camp with his home province team.
- “I did for a while. Lately I’ve been calling my agent more often just asking what’s going on,” said unrestricted free agent Dennis Seidenberg.
- Columbus head coach Ken Hitchcock cannot believe how much he learned at the Team Canada coaches meetings.
- Daniel Cleary says playing in the Team Canada orientation camp wasn’t much different than practicing with his tremendously talented Red Wings teammates.
- This season may be Kirk Malbty’s last, but he does not want to make an issue out of his future plans, writes Chris McCosky.
- The Oilers have hired Mike Sillinger as the team’s new director of player development.
- Off the ice, Edmonton has signed a long sponsorship deal with Telus.
- Meantime, Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun seems unconvinced of Steve Tambellini’s comments regarding Mike Comrie possibly signing with the Oilers.
- Does the DirecTV/Versus fight have to do with the NHL’s lack of a television contract on ESPN?
- The Predators may have lost some rugged players this off-season, but the team still has Jordin Tootoo, Jerred Smithson and Wade Belak.
- Could the Devils swoop in and sign Mike Comrie? It sounds possible, writes Mark Everson of the NY Post.
- Both the Rangers and Brandon Dubinsky want to get a contract done before training camp, but does that mean it they will?
- Penguins, and long-time Stars, defenseman, Phillipe Boucher has decided to call it a career.
- Vincent Lecavalier says his shoulder injury from last season has completely recovered, in a Q & A with Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.
- Former NHLPA executive Glenn Healy and current NHLPA executive Ian Penny clearly aren’t going out for drinks anytime soon.
- Hockey Hall of Fame member Ted Lindsay was displeased with the firing of Paul Kelly, explains Damien Cox.
- Is highly regarded anti-trust lawyer Jeffrey Kessler the new wildcard in the Coyotes situation?
- Here are some interesting tidbits regarding the Coyotes situation from Paul Waldie of the Globe & Mail that may have fallen through the cracks.
- Is Jerry Moyes going to be found to be a creditor or a holder of equity when it comes to the Coyotes?
- Meanwhile, Bill Daly says that no matter what you here, the Toronto Maple Leafs do not hold veto power over the Coyotes’ potential move to Hamilton.
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province explains to readers that Roberto Luongo’s new twelve-year contract has a number of out-clauses.
- Regardless of the aforementioned out-clauses, the Canucks are banking on Luongo aging quite gracefully.
- Now that Luongo is signed, Ryan Kesler is open to talking about a long-term contract extension with Mike Gillis and company.
NHL Morning Papers
NHL Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Roberto Luongo’s contract has some out-clauses, Vincent Lecavalier feels good and Ken Hitchcock’s learning experience
In this morning’s papers, there is much reaction to Glenn Healy’s resignation from the NHLPA, some talk about the Coyotes situation, some talk of a couple teams interested in Mike Comrie, Claude Julien’s contract extension, Ryan Kesler is looking to extend his contract and much more.