The Flames gave Jay Feaster the GM job on a permanent basis yesterday... we'll see what he can do with the hot mess that is Calgary's salary cap situation. He's inherited an aging roster that is stocked with 2nd and 3rd liners who are all overpaid and have NTCs. So naturally his first order of business once taking over the job is to sign Curtis Glencross to a four-year deal and give him a NMC. Now Glencross is a decent player and the deal isn't outrageous but this is a team that needs either front-line talent or youth and Glencross is neither of those and just makes it harder to add those players as the Flames are up to the tits in cap commitments. As for Glencross, he had a career high 24 goals on 16% shooting this season, I'd expect him to regress as those numbers seem unsustainable given his historical returns.
The Stars have signed 2010 5th rounder John Klingberg to an ELC. The 18-year-old dman showed a lot of progress this year with good numbers in the Swedish Jr. league, he played in 26 games in the SEL, made the WJC team and was named MVP of the Jr. league playoffs with 1+10=11 in seven games. Think long-term here.
Interesting note here about Rangers prospect Chris Kreider as while he has stated that he plans to head back to Boston College for his Junior season, he says he hasn't heard from the Rangers at all about a possible contract. So if you're a Kreider owner it looks like you'll have to (continue to be) patient and I'm not even sure the payoff is going to be that great anyway.
Patrice Bergeron took part in the Bruins practice yesterday but he didn't take any contact and so while the team is saying that he could return for game #2 tonight, I'd say it seems pretty unlikely.
Missed this from Sunday... Jason Demers sat out game #1 for undisclosed reasons. He either has an injury that the team isn't giving any details on or he was a healthy scratch. It's a real mystery, call Scooby-Doo & the gang.
Mike Fisher will have offseason shoulder surgery that will keep him rehabbing for the next three months but unless something goes wrong then he should be fine for training camp.