The Sheldon Souray saga took an interesting twist Monday evening as Edmonton Oilers' general manager Steve Tambellini issued a statement letting the media know that the disgruntled defenceman was not welcome at camp.
La Presse reports that the Canadiens will name veteran winger Brian Gionta as their captain today, as the club begins training camp for the 2010-11 season with the team's annual golf tournament.
The Canadiens opted not to have a captain for their 2009-10 campaign after parting ways with Saku Koivu last summer and overhauling their roster. General Manager Pierre Gauthier confirmed on Monday that the team would have a new captain in place before the start of the regular season.
Gionta would become the 28th captain in the club's 101-year history and only the second American-born player to formally wear the 'C' since Chris Chelios co-captained the club in 1989.
The Chicago Blackhawks have called a news conference for Thursday afternoon to announce that the club has signed head coach Joel Quenneville to a contract extension. Quenneville, the Blackhawks' 37th head coach in team history, guided the team to its first Stanley Cup since 1961 back in June.
It's a mug's game trying to figure out which 18 or 19 year old kids fresh out of junior hockey will have what it takes to step into the NHL and play well or even regularly, but Jeff Skinner is most certainly going to get that chance with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Kitchener Ranger centre has agreed to terms on his entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, who will make it all official at a 12 noon news conference. And Canes' GM Jim Rutherford has all but awarded Skinner a roster spot to start the season.