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With Doughty signed and rosters set it looks like time for the yearly predictions….
2 Tampa Bay
5 NY Rangers
Ray Whitney’s name keeps bubbling up as a potential pickup for the Bruins. Not the first time the crafty winger’s name has been linked to the Black and Gold. He is making $3 million in Phoenix and is on track to be an unrestricted free agent next July 1. Whitney, 39, collected 57 points last season with the Desert Dogs, the same number Patrice Bergeron put up as Boston’s No. 3 scorer.
Matthew Lombardi’s year-long wait is nearly at an end.
The centre didn’t want to jinx himself, but there seem little doubt this weekend he will get into his first game since last October. It has taken that long to clear the cobwebs from a severe concussion and then get back into proper playing shape.
The Maple Leafs will make a handful of final cuts before their regular-season opener on Oct. 6. Defenceman Mike Komisarek won’t be among them. There had been talk through last season and during the summer that the Leafs should bury the contract of Komisarek in the minors.