He's not Jung and restless

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Torrie Jung was walking around the Oil Kings' dressing room with a whack of cash in his hands.

Someone bribing him to return to Edmonton next year for a final season in juniors?

"That's for a stick fine I hadn't paid," said the upbeat goalie.

So the 19-year-old has had a whole day to assess his future.

"In a whole day, Tampa e-mailed me and said that when their season's done they will get hold of me and we'll discuss plans," Jung said of the Lightning franchise that owns his NHL rights.

"Two weeks from now, I'll probably know more. Until then, it's wait and see."

Do you think the Oil Kings would welcome him back?

A goalie capable of making 54 saves in a pressure-packed playoff game, who comes with no baggage or diva behaviour?

"If Torrie's back, we'll have the best goaltender in the league," said forward Brett Breitkreuz, himself looking to come back as a 20-year-old. "So that's a great starting point."

Does Jung want to come back as a 20-year-old?

"Absolutely. I look at the relationships I've built here, not just with my teammates, but with the coaching staff and the management.

"It's been fantastic. Coming back here is definitely something I'd be interested in."

Meanwhile, like fellow departing 20-year-olds Brenden Dowd and Jeff Lee, Brandon Lockerby is looking for work.

Or an education.

Or to work for an education.

"I haven't even thought about it yet," the Winnipeg-born defenceman/winger said yesterday.

"I'll take my time and relax, look at a few options, like school or a pro team."

Coach Steve Pleau gave Lockerby plenty of work down the playoff stretch, relying on him to prop up a young and injury-depleted blue-line crops.

"I think that helps me. Hopefully I played well enough to get some interest from schools," said Lockerby.

"Whatever happens, happens."


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