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 Jets captain Andrew Ladd made a swift recovery from offseason hernia surgery.

Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd made a swift recovery from offseason hernia surgery.

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.