Here are the morning papers for Tuesday July 29th:
- The Sabres debuted their platinum ticket plan on Tuesday, writes Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News.
- Jay Bouwmeester signed a one-year deal on Monday, but Panthers GM Jacques Martin remains convinced that the team will be able to sign the defenseman long-term. The contract Bouwmeester signed is worth $4.9 million for this upcoming season.
- While turning professional was appealing, Predators prospect Colin Wilson has decided to return to Boston University for his sophomore season, writes John Glennon of the Tennessean.
- The Leafs would love to have Mats Sundin back in the fold, but they aren’t counting on it, explains Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star.
- As James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail explains, there is a reason why there have not been many arbitration hearings this off-season.
- The Senators signed netminder Jeff Glass to a one-year deal on Monday.
- The Leafs brass has been tracking Luke Schenn closely, writes Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun.
- Speaking of young players, Devils’ prospect guru David Conte is very pleased with the progress of the team’s youngsters.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune breaks down the bonuses that are set out in Steve Stamkos’ new entry-level contract.
For Illegal Curve, I’m Richard Pollock.