Kyle Turris gets a point in his Senators debut…Oilers veteran scorers struggling…Flames Rene Bourque apologizes to Blackhawks Brent Seabrook…Blake Wheeler should shoot more…The Canadiens rich anglo history…Michael Buble practices with the Canucks…Darryl Boyce gets another shot with the Maple Leafs.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Kyle Turris assisted on the game-winning goal in his Senators debut as Ottawa went on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers veteran forwards Shawn Horcoff, Ryan Smyth and Ales Hemsky is struggling offensively. as Horcoff and Smyth have been scoreless in 11 games, while Hemsky only has one goal over that period.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If the Oilers hope to end their current slide they’ll need much more production from those three, and soon.
CALGARY SUN: Flames winger Rene Bourque contacted Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook to apologize for hitting him from behind in a recent game. Seabrook accept the apology. Bourque was suspended for two games for the hit.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Calls on Jets forward Blake Wheeler to start shooting more.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Pat Hickey on the rich Anglo history of the Montreal Canadiens.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Those who love to wax lyrical on the Canadiens great francophone stars often overlook the great anglo stars of the Habs history, including GMs Frank Selke and Sam Pollock, who built the great Habs dynasties of the ’50s and ’70s, coaches Toe Blake and Scotty Bowman, and stars like Blake, Howie Morenz, George Hainsworth, Bill Durnan, Elmer Lach, Doug Harvey, Gump Worsley, Larry Robinson, Steve Shutt, Bob Gainey and Chris Chelios.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Singing star Michael Buble got to practice with the Vancouver Canucks. No word if he’ll sing a song about the experience.
TORONTO SUN: Colby Armstrong’s concussion injury opens the door for Darryl Boyce to have another opportunity to stick with the Maple Leafs.