At long last, we hit the eve of the return of NHL action as training camps across the league are officially underway with Maple Leaf preseason competition set to begin on Monday. Leaf Notes in the Redline Report bring you the news from the first weekend of workouts at Leaf camp including thoughts from Ron Wilson, Luke Schenn’s chances of cracking the roster, the battle for spots on defense and a Wellwood who was invited to training camp.
In Quick Hits, we feature news on the participation of NHL players at international tournaments in future years, Mathieu Schneider’s status with the Anaheim Ducks, new contracts with the Sabres for Jason Pominville and General Manager Darcy Regier and the return of JFJ to the NHL. On The Bubble is jam packed this week with the Junior Hockey Report that includes live coverage from the Governors’ Showcase Weekend in the OPJHL, Listener Email, and a Troubling Fact of the Week.
With still no sign of Mats Sundin, in Rigmarole, we examine who the logical choice to become the next captain of the Maple Leafs.