Canadiens re-sign Nathan Beaulieu, the Canucks goalie drama, and latest on the Oilers, Jets and Flames.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens re-signed defenseman Nathan Beaulieu to a two-year deal worth $1 million per season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A fair contract for Beaulieu, who’s coming off an entry-level deal with one full NHL season under his belt. The signing pushes the Habs’ cap payroll to over $65.275 million for 2015-16, with RFAs Alex Galchenyuk and Brian Flynn and perhaps UFA forward Torrey Mitchell to re-sign.
That also doesn’t leave much space to add a scorer. It’s assumed GM Marc Bergevin could go shopping for offensive help via trade this summer.
THE PROVINCE: The Canucks goaltending dramas tend to overshadow how much talented depth they’ve had at that position.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Could the Oilers trade center Boyd Gordon?
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets unveiled their preseason schedule, which kicks off Sept. 22 against the Minnesota Wild.
CALGARY HERALD: Hundreds of fans turned out for the Flames’ annual equipment sale.