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CBC.CA: Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray intends to leave his post after next season. Murray, 72, is currently battling stage four colon cancer.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That will make for a smoother transition from Murray to his successor, who will likely be assistant GM Pierre Dorion.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall feels rejuvenated after playing for Canada’s gold-medal team at the World Championships.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hall and linemate Jordan Eberle also got to experience what it will be like playing under coach Todd McLellan in that tournament. McLellan was recently hired as the Oilers new head coach.
WINNIPEG SUN: Ken Wiebe and Ted Wyman debate over Dustin Byfuglien’s future with the Jets. Byfuglien becomes eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Byfuglien has emerged as the Jets’ impact player. He should be re-signed, but of course it’ll depend upon his asking price. If he seeks over $7 million annually on a long-term deal, that could prove too expensive for the Jets.
CALGARY HERALD: Flames center Matt Stajan recently spent some time at a local school as part of the Jumpstar Red Ball campaign.
LA PRESSE: As young Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi awaits a new contract, he’s making progress in his recovery from wrist surgery.