Just so you all know (and because I’m in a list-y mood):
- * Martin Havlat is returning to Canada. He’s been playing in a Czech league. Presumably, this means he and the Senators are close to a deal, since he’s losing $10,000/game by not playing for Czech Elite League’s Sparta Praha.
* Alexandre Daigle, the former Senator first-round draft pick who never panned out in the NHL, is still alive in the Wild training camp. Not only hasn’t he been cut, he’s been playing pretty well. In fact, I think he might end up showing too much to coach Jacques Lemaire. His creativity and scoring touch will probably count against him in Lemaire’s system-blinded eyes. Still, it’s fun to watch. Lemaire has to be wondering ‘Of all the camps, in all the leagues, why did Daigle have to walk into mine?’
* Larry Brooks at the New York Post is reporting that LA Kings Jason Allison and Adam Deadmarsh are both still dealing with post-concussion symptoms. Obviously, this is horrible news for the players, but it’s also horrible news for the Kings, who imploded without either player last season.
* The Boston media is already tired of new goalie Felix Potvin. The Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont had this throw-away line that could mean Potvin’s career: “Just a reminder: The waiver draft will be Friday at noon. If Felix Potvin’s game doesn’t show significant improvement over the next few days, Sean Burke could prove too enticing for the Bruins to say no again.”