Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Morning Links: CBA talks continue
- As collective bargaining negotiations continue on Tuesday, Craig Adams said he remains optimistic that a deal will be worked out, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. An team NHLPA representative, Adams told the paper the owners are asking for "huge concessions," but that "things are moving along slowly."
Shane Doan spoke to Greg Jamison, potential buyer of the Phoenix Coyotes, on Saturday, but the team's captain still remains on the market, according to the Arizona Republic.
- Predators GM David Poile told The (Nashville) City Paper that the team's salary structure has to change with the signing of Shea Weber. “I think there’s a model that we’re going to have to adopt. ... You can have maybe four really expensive players -- that seems to be the model. Maybe you can do it like a depth chart -- one goalie, one defenseman, two forwards. Maybe that’s how you can do it. If you have six guys making $7.5 million, I don’t think that’s going to work in any system,” Poile told the paper.
- The Calgary Flames first-round pick, Mark Jankowski, decided to play for Providence College this year instead of playing junior for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, according to the Calgary Herald.
- Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke spent Monday at training camp for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, according to the Toronto Sun.