Updates on Carey Price, Mark Giordano, Mark Stone & Alex Burmistov, plus updates on the Oilers, Canucks and Maple Leafs.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Las Vegas oddsmakers favor Canadiens goalie Carey Price to win the three awards (Hart, Lindsay and Vezina Trophies) that he’s nominated for in tonight’s NHL Awards.
CALGARY HERALD: Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is up for two NHL community awards, the NHL Foundation Player award and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
OTTAWA SUN: Calder Trophy nominee and restricted free agent Mark Stone said he’s had good contract discussions with management.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is in discussions with forward Alex Burmistrov over a possible return with the club next season. Burmistrov’s spent the past two seasons in the KHL, but the Jets still hold his NHL rights.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Burmistrov is unwilling to return to the Jets, Cheveldayoff could shop his NHL rights. However, discussions between the two sides seem to be going well. A coaching change midway through last season and the Jets improvement this season could sway Burmistrov into returning to Winnipeg.
EDMONTON SUN: Speculation over what the Oilers will do with their draft picks beyond the first overall selection, which they intend to use to pick Connor McDavid.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Lacking second and third round picks in this year’s draft, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning could make moves to address that issue. Benning is reportedly shopping one of his backup goalies (Eddie Lack, Jacob Markstrom) and it’s rumored he could move a veteran defenseman.
TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs unveiled their preseason schedule for 2015-16. They also signed defencemen Petter Granberg and Tim Erixon to one-year contracts and signed forward Zach Hyman on a two-year entry level contract.