Latest on Taylor Hall, Andrew Ladd and Andrew Hammond, recalling Daniel Briere’s short tenure with the Canadiens and more.
SPORTSNET: After a summer of changes for the Edmonton Oilers, star Taylor Hall believes this season could be a fresh stars for everyone involved on the roster.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: While the Oilers still have big questions regarding their goaltending and blueline depth, there’s a feeling of optimistic excitement about the club this summer that’s been missing in recent years.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets captain Andrew Ladd expects a better effort from his team this season after being swept from the opening round of the 2015 playoffs. Ladd also made a rapid recovery from offseason sports hernia surgery and has been skating the past two weeks.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators goalie Andrew Hammond has honored team inspiration Jonathan Pitre (aka the Butterfly Boy) with a large red and black butterfly and the stylized initials JP on his mask. Pitre, 15, suffers from a painful skin condition called Epidermolysis bullosa.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Dave Stubbs offers up an appreciation of Daniel Briere and his short tenure with the Canadiens.
TORONTO SUN: A look at the Maple Leafs’ significant front office changes this summer.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames could face an uphill battle securing public funding from the city of Calgary for their proposed $890 arena megaproject.