Updates on the Maple Leafs, former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, Jets forward Jim Slater and former Oiler Fernando Pisani.
TORONTO STAR: Damien Cox notes the Maple Leafs front office have yet to fulfill its promises of a massive roster teardown and rebuild. He acknowledges, however, things could get busy in the hurry leading up the NHL Draft in two weeks time.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: While Cox is trying to point out the necessity for the Leafs to engage in a full rebuild as promised, he should know by now that major off-season roster changes rarely occur during the playoffs. If training camp opens in September and most of the Leafs current roster remains intact, then he’ll be justified in taking the front office to task for failing to “walk the walk on its teardown talk.”
OTTAWA SUN: Former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn’t ruling out a role on the Senators coaching staff one day. He’s already spent some time in the front office getting a first-hand look at the process of scouting players on a day-to-day basis.
WINNIPEG SUN: Not much progress to report in contract talks between the Jets and pending UFA Jim Slater.
EDMONTON JOURNAL’s Jim Matheson reports the following via Twitter: “Hearing Fernando Pisani, the Edm 2006 playoff hero who was U of Alberta asst coach last yr, would be interested in job in Oiler org.