Updates on Connor McDavid, Bobby Ryan and Nazem Kadri, plus the latest on the Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets. 

All eyes in Edmonton will be focused this season upon Oilers rookie center Connor McDavid.

All eyes in Edmonton will be focused this season upon Oilers rookie center Connor McDavid.

NHL.COM: Edmonton Oilers rookie center Connor McDavid spoke about the challenges he’s expecting in his first NHL season.

CALGARY SUN: A healthy Sam Bennett and Dougie Hamilton’s first season in Calgary are among five reasons for Flames fans to get excited about their team this season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Fans of the Battle of Alberta should be excited about the coming season. The Oilers, with wunderkind McDavid in the lineup, should finally see some long-anticipated improvement. The Flames, meanwhile, possess one of the NHL’s deepest defense corps and have their own crew of rising young forward stars. 

OTTAWA SUN: Senators forward Bobby Ryan and his wife opted to return to Ottawa via RV.

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri stepped up his offseason training program.

THE PROVINCE: The Vancouver Canucks are moving to real-time dynamic ticket pricing.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: True North Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, announced expansion plans for their clubs’ practice facility.